Indonesia's Supreme Audit Agency Finds Massive Irregularities in the Use of Post-Tsunami Emergency Funds

A total of 5,8 trillion Rupiahs ($650 million) were collected from domestic and international donors. The value of aid was deflated in translating foreign currencies into Indonesian Rupiahs. Auditors discovered that the bulk of the materials bought with aid money was still sitting in Jakarta warehouses of the National Police, and the Education and Health Ministries, with many of the purchases made long after the emergency period was over. Finally, some Rp 354 billion ($40 million) remain entirely unaccounted for.

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