BMW Used During Minister’s Son Car Accident Not Listed in Wealth Report
Rizky Amelia & Farouk Arnaz
A luxury BMW SUV that was being driven by the son of Chief Economics Minister Hatta Rajasa during a recent fatal road accident was not listed in the official’s latest wealth report, a document revealed on Thursday.
A copy of the wealth report filed by the minister on July 27 of last year did not include the BMW, and under “movable assets,” which includes transportation vehicles, the word “none” had been inscribed.
According to the report, Hatta’s wealth was estimated to be valued at Rp 16.9 billion, of which immovable assets, including lands in Jakarta, Lampung, Bandung and Palembang, accounted for Rp 13.8 billion.
Hatta’s youngest son, M. Rasyid Amrullah Rajasa, 22, was driving the luxury car when he rammed it into the back of a Daihatsu Luxio minivan that was operating as an illegal public transportation vehicle on the Jagorawi toll road on Tuesday morning. Two passengers in the minivan died, namely a 14-month-old baby boy named Raihan and a 57-year-old man named Harun.
On Thursday, Rasyid was reported to be suffering from psychiatric problems. Abdul Haris, an internist at the Pertamina Central Hospital (RSPP) in South Jakarta where Rasyid was admitted hours after the accident on Tuesday, said the patient was admitted after suffering from a stomach ache, a headache and nausea. He was also complaining about vomiting.
It is not yet known when Rasyid will be discharged from the hospital.
The RSPP medical administrative head, Indra Maulana, said Rasyid’s physical health was now stable, though he still needed to be monitored for his psychiatric problems.
Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said on Thursday that it was unclear whether Rasyid, who tested negative for alcohol and drug use, would be put under detention.
“Not all those with the status of suspect are immediately detained. Leave it to the legal process. As to when he may be detained, this comes under the authority of the investigators. Let us wait,” Rikwanto said.
Rikwanto could also not say whether Rasyid would be moved to the police hospital in Kramat Jati in East Jakarta, as is the practice for suspects receiving medical treatment,
“The priority is the safety of those hit and the one who hit them. We await the doctor’s explanation,” he said.
National Police Spokesman Brig Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said that the situation required everyone “to just think positive.”
“We have already conducted a questioning of witnesses and the suspect. He is sick and needs to be treated, so he is being treated. The family is bearing the hospital costs. We should stick to positive thinking. We are all pro-law enforcement,” he said.
He added that police doctors were also monitoring his health condition.
Although the police have repeatedly claimed Rasyid would not incur special treatment, Boy noted that no travel ban would be slapped on Hatta’s son, who is still studying in the United Kingdom.
“We are convinced that he will be cooperative, and there is no need for a travel ban,” Boy said, adding that no members of Rasyid’s family had contacted National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo on the matter.