Confusion swirls over Wirecard Asia director's whereabouts

Fintech firm in fraud scandal said it lost touch with him, then later said he was contactable

The Wirecard headquarters near Munich, Germany. Wirecard chief executive Markus Braun said yesterday that Mr Edo Kurniawan was still contactable. He did not explain why the HQ in Germany could maintain contact with Mr Kurniawan while the firm's Singa
The Wirecard headquarters near Munich, Germany. Wirecard chief executive Markus Braun said yesterday that Mr Edo Kurniawan was still contactable. He did not explain why the HQ in Germany could maintain contact with Mr Kurniawan while the firm's Singapore office and his direct colleagues could not.PHOTO: REUTERS
The Wirecard headquarters near Munich, Germany. Wirecard chief executive Markus Braun said yesterday that Mr Edo Kurniawan was still contactable. He did not explain why the HQ in Germany could maintain contact with Mr Kurniawan while the firm's Singa
Mr Edo Kurniawan

Mystery and confusion continue to surround the whereabouts of Wirecard Asia director Edo Kurniawan, the senior accounting executive at the heart of the fraud scandal engulfing the German fintech giant.

On the one hand, Wirecard told investigators that it had lost contact with Mr Kurniawan since Feb 9, according to court papers filed by state prosecutors here for a case on Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Confusion swirls over Wirecard Asia director's whereabouts'. Print Edition | Subscribe