Bareskrim suspects ACT president embezzles Lion Air crash compensation fund

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ACT press conference to respond to corruption accusation levelled to the philanthropic outfit. (IO/Dumaz Artadi)

Jakarta, IO – The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) suspected former ACT president Ahyudin and current president Ibnu Khajar have misused some of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds received from Boeing as compensation for the family of victims of the Lion Air JT-610 plane crash in 2018.

“Allegedly misappropriated some of the CSR funds from Boeing for their own personal gain,” said the National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ahmad Ramadhan as reported by CNN Indonesia, Monday (11/7).

He explained that the CSR funds were deducted 20 percent to pay the salaries of its management, including the advisors and supervisors at the organization. They also cut the donation sum for operational expenditure.

“ACT is able to raise around Rp60 billion every month, but the ACT foundation immediately take 10% to 20% cut, Rp6 billion to Rp12 billion to pay the salaries of the management and its employees,” said Ramadhan.