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Indonesia anti-graft body to quiz World Bank director

Published on Feb 28, 2013 4:37 PM
 
Indonesia's former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (right), speaks during a meeting in Washington on Nov 27, 2012. Indonesia's anti-graft agency said on Thursday, Feb 28, 2013, it would question as a witness a World Bank managing director as part of an investigation into a bank bailout that forced her to quit as finance minister. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia's anti-graft agency said on Thursday it would question as a witness a World Bank managing director as part of an investigation into a bank bailout that forced her to quit as finance minister.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, once considered the country's top reformist, was among several Indonesian officials who authorised the rescue of the mid-sized Bank Century, the sole bank to be bailed out during the onset of the 2008 financial crisis in Indonesia.

The Corruption Eradication Commission said investigators would fly to Washington DC, where Indrawati is now based, to question her about the 6.7 trillion rupiah (S$ 854 million) rescue.

Indrawati will be questioned as a witness only and has never been declared a suspect in the case.

 
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