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No Parking in the Red Zone

State Prosecutors Preparing a Major Corruption Case Involving Parking Concession at Baliís Airport

(5/6/2013) The Attorney General’s office has interviewed 23 witnesses in connection with suspected corruption and malfeasance in the management of parking at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, State Prosecutors suspect that Rp. 20 billion (US$2 million) may have been lost to the State through illegal acts in connection with parking fees collected from the thousands of vehicles that pass through the airport each day.

The head of the information office at the State Prosecutor’s office, Setia Untung Arimuladi, announced via a press release issued in Jakarta on Friday, May 3, 2013, that 23 items had been seized as evidence comprising letters, documents, office buildings and private residences.

“This includes plots of land covered in seven freehold land certificates, located on Jalan Raya By Pass Ngurah Rai, Perenenan and Tabanan with an estimated value of Rp. 15.1 billion,” explained Arimuladi.

Investigations in connection with the Bali airport’s parking operations by State Prosecutors have been underway since last year.

Four suspects have been named:

The four are being charged with criminal corruption in connection with their management of the public parking areas at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

The parking concession was operated on a profit sharing basis with PT Angkasa Pura I – the State-owned company appointed to manage the airport.

PT PSB is accused with manipulating the computerized parking system between October 2008 and December 2011 resulting in losses to the State of Rp. 20.8 billion.