Bank Century: What do you do with proven liars?


So what is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Golkar going to do about their Parliamentarian Bambang Soesatyo. It appears that he’s been caught lying since there is evidence that Robert Tantular wasn’t in on the Bank Century bailout discussions.

Unless he has further evidence that the videotape is a forgery then Bambang was clearly lying and fabricating evidence. That is certainly behavior not becoming of a representative of the people. The Speaker of the House should discipline him – demand an apology and suspend or impeach him if the law allows.

Golkar should also discipline him. Kick him out of the party. Unless, of course, Bambang was only the hatchet man for Bakrie who heads the party…

This from The Jakarta Globe:

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at an awards ceremony for financial figures in Jakarta last week. (JG Photo/ Afriadi Hikmal).

Sri Mulyani Hits Back at Critics Over Bank Century

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati launched a counterattack against her political critics on Sunday, producing a videotape that refuted allegations she had huddled with former PT Bank Century owner Robert Tantular before deciding to bail out the troubled lender last year.

The video was of the final part of a brainstorming session of the Financial System Stability Committee (KSSK) with senior officials from the central bank, the Finance Ministry and the Deposit Insurance Agency (LPS) on Nov. 21, 2008, the day the committee decided to bail out Bank Century.

The tape shows Sri Mulyani, Vice President Boediono ­— the BI governor at the time — KSSK secretary Raden Pardede, head of the President’s Working Unit for the Management of Reform Programs, Marsilam Simanjuntak, and other officials. However, Tantular was not seen or heard on the tape.

On Friday, Golkar’s Bambang Soesatyo, a member of the House of Representatives committee investigating the controversial Rp 6.7 trillion ($710 million) bailout, claimed to have a recording of a conservation between Sri Mulyani and Tantular at the meeting in question, in which the disgraced banker allegedly urged the minister to “just make the conclusion that the economy is in crisis” and rescue the bank.

His comments were met with swift denials by Sri Mulyani, Boediono and Tantular, who is now in prison for fraud.

via Sri Mulyani Hits Back at Critics Over Bank Century – The Jakarta Globe.

4 thoughts on “Bank Century: What do you do with proven liars?

  1. @Javaricho: Yeah, but Bambang has been caught with his pants down and deserves a spanking. If anyone can catch Sri Mulyani with her pants down then they can spank her too.

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  2. Wah, tampaknya negara kita sedang sangat HEBOH menghadapi kasus bank century. Jika melihat di koran-koran, televisi, bahkan sampai radio sekalipun semuanya sedang “hangat” dengan kasus ini.

    Bank yang diharapkan dapat dipercaya oleh masyarakat BANYAK, ternyata GAGAL memegang kepercayaan itu. Akibatnya sungguh ‘miris’ banyak pihak dirugikan. Uang yang ditabung sekian LAMA, hilang lenyap tak berbekas.

    Semoga kasus ‘bank century’ ini bisa segera diselesaikan dan banyak pihak dapat memperoleh haknya yang seadil-seadilnya!

    Lam kenal!

    Cara Buat Blog

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