Bank Negara

Bribes used to hide $A200m bank fraud

The list is itemised – cash, mobile phones, cars, holidays, golf club memberships – breaking down the millions spent by corrupt businessmen and officials from Indonesia’s state bank on police, judges and officials.

For nearly two years, a scandal surrounding inquiries into a $A200 million fraud within Bank Negara Indonesia has threatened to spread to the top of the nation’s police and judiciary.

Although several senior police are facing charges over the affair, the discovery of a detailed list of nearly $4 million worth of bribes will put pressure for tough action on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has initiated an anti-corruption campaign