Netizens’ criticism against the handling of allegation of corruption and money laundering at Kemenkeu

(IO/Septo Kun Wijaya)

“The findings of the 40 accounts with suspicious transactions and Rafael’s assets worth Rp500 billion has led netizens to suspect that Kemenkeu employees are committing corruption and money laundering. Netizens question the origin of the funds in these accounts and linked them to balloning national debt,” said Teguh.

“They also raised their scepticism that Sri Mulyani was unaware of this allegation.”

They accused her of being defensive and trying to cover up or divert attention away from issues in her ministry, including the spread of radicalism.

Netizens also doubt the legal process, especially the investigation by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) into the allegation which they deemed was too formalistic and lacking endeavour to make legal breakthroughs. This can be seen when the KPK stated that the Rubicon jeep used by Rafael’s son Mario Dandy did not belong to him only because the owner identity on the registration paper is not under his name.