Sat, 27 Aug 1994

Poor fund embezzled

SEMARANG: A local councilor is alleging that some government officials have embezzled the presidential funds intended for poor people in several regencies in the province.

Djuhat Mahya, deputy chief of Commission A at the provincial assembly, said people in Demak, Kendal, Sukoharjo and Cilacap have complained about the misappropriation of the funds by certain officials.

He said that it would be possible that such swindling could occur in other areas if the government did not take any action. (har/par)