Sat, 25 Jan 2003

British envoy offers assistance

JAKARTA: British Ambassador to Indonesia Richard Gozney offered on Friday assistance and facilities that would help the House of Representatives Commission II for home and legal affairs speed up the deliberation of the large number of outstanding bills.

"We are willing to provide assistance and facilities for Commission II to finish its work," Gozney told the press after a meeting with Commission chairman Agustin Teras Narang here.

The ambassador said his government's assistance was aimed particularly at helping Indonesia enforce the money laundering law more effectively.

Teras said that his commission planned to conduct a comparative study in Britain to learn more about money laundering. He also said the commission planned to revise some articles in the newly-endorsed law. -- JP