The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) reported indications of graft on Wednesday in the use of Rp 158 billion ($16.5 million) from the University of Indonesia (UI) budget.
The BPK reported their findings during a meeting on Wednesday with several UI stakeholders, including the head of the UI Alumni Association, Chandra Motik Yusuf.
Chandra told journalists after the meeting that there were “oddities” in the use of Rp 41 billion in the UI budget for the 2008-2010 period, and Rp 117 billion in the 2011-2012 budget.
“This is shocking news that makes us very concerned. The BPK finding strengthens indications of corruption in UI,” Chandra said.
She added that the largest budget misuse allegedly came from the construction project of a students’ dormitory in Pegangsaan Timur, Jakarta, which involved a company identified only as NNL.
A large amount of misuse also allegedly involves the procurement of IT equipment for UI’s central library.
Chandra said the BPK had also informed the House of Representatives of their findings, adding it provided evidence of corruption at UI.
“We’ve only heard about [alleged graft in UI], but we have the concrete evidence now,” Chandra said, as quoted by Indonesian news portal kompas.com.