Wed, 30 Apr 2003

Wealth auditors quiz Miranda

JAKARTA: The Public Servants Wealth Audit Commission (KPKPN) questioned on Tuesday the deputy governor of Bank Indonesia, Miranda S. Goeltom.

The questioning was in response to a report about an alleged transaction of the bank's promissory notes by one of her daughters and a company reportedly owned by Miranda that she failed to report to the commission.

Miranda, one of three candidates to become the central bank's governor, refused to comment on the questioning.

Her former husband, Erwin Siregar, who told the KPKPN about Miranda's alleged ownership of the company, arrived earlier at the commission's office.

KPKPN official Muchayat said the questioning was aimed at seeking clarification of the report from Miranda.

Miranda reportedly formed the company in cooperation with Oloan Siahaan, who is now her husband, before she joined the central bank.

KPKPN recorded that Miranda owns property and savings worth Rp 5.6 billion and has another US$56,000 in savings. -- JP