11 December 2013
The East Nusa Tenggara’s (NTT) Anti-Corruption Unit continues their investigation of alleged corruption of School Operational Assistance (BOS) funds for junior high school students in Kupang in the amount off Rp23 billion in 2011 and 2012.
The BOS fund, which are managed by the Kupang Youth and Sport (PPO) Agency, have allegedly had its data of recipient manipulated, which led to fund disbursement of Rp12.7 billion out of Rp23 billion to be allegedly fictitious.
Anti-Corruption Unit investigator Bripka Riai said the police are currently gathering evidence and parties to probe, including government officials. “We will probe NTT Governor,” he said on Wednesday, 11 November 2013.
According to Rifai, NTT Governor will be interrogated in early 2014. The police need the governor’s explanation regarding his policies as the regional head as BOS funds, which come from the central government, are included as revenue stated in NTT’s provincial budget.
Rifai explained that there were 17,911 student recipients of BOS funds in the amount of Rp12.7 billion in 2012. However, after thorough investigation, the police concluded that all of those recipients didn’t match with the existing data. “The data may be manipulated by PPO Agency officials when they compiled the data of recipients,” said Rifai.
NTT Governor Frans Lebu Raya has not given his confirmation as he is currently in Jakarta. PPO Agency chief Klemens Meba refused to provide explanation and always turned down reporters.