How Pansus Politicians Attacked SMI-Boediono – a flashback


This morning we heard news that Sri Mulyani Indrawati (SMI) has been appointed as Managing Director of World Bank and our President decided to let her go. SMI and Boediono, our Vice President had been targeted by politicians since the time of their appointments in current government. Both are clean professional figures, non-political party affiliated, well-known of their unwillingness to cooperate with crony businessmen which had plagued this country since ORBA era (please read this article).

Pansus Century was established and used as political means to drive both of them from their posts. Considering Indonesian people are famous of having short memory, let’s do a flashback on how Pansus politicians attacked SMI and Boediono.

For a quick sum, these are my tweets on Pansus Century last night, May 4th 2010. They are in Indonesian and un-edited.

  1. Pansus dimulai krn ada kecurigaan dana bailout Bank Century digunakan utk pendanaan kampanye PD dan SBY. Tim9 inisiatornya
  2. Tim 9 terdiri dari hampir semua fraksi DPR kecuali PD. Antara lain Misbakhun yg skrg ditahan krn LC bodong dan Bambang Soes
  3. Bambang Soesatyo (BamSat) yg pertama menyebut SMI sbg aktor utama korupsi dana bailout. Ia sebut ada rekaman Robert dan SMI
  4. BamSat ribut di media soal rekaman Robert Tantular-SMI dg tujuan membuat motif SMI bailout Century krn dekat dg pemiliknya.
  5. BamSat (Golkar) safari dari satu media ke media lain cuap2 soal rekaman tanpa bukti rekaman. Modusnya: Repeated Lies=Truth
  6. Gerah dg opini publik yg dibtk BamSat, SMI gelar presscon. Rekaman video 8jam Rapat bailout Century diputar. Tdk ada dialog dg Robert
  7. Walaupun tuduhan BamSat tdk terbukti ia tdk minta maaf/ menarik ucapannya. Gerakan hak angket Pansus Century ramai di DPR
  8. Demokrat di bwh tekanan utk ikut hak angket. Hasil audit BPK nyatakan ada dugaan penyelewengan dana bailout.PD akhirnya ikut
  9. Tuduhan dana bailout mengalir ke partainya, SBY persilakan Pansus periksa. Rpt Pansus pertama langsung minta SMI-Boediono nonaktif
  10. Mengapa SMI-Boed? Krn mrk bkn org partai, jd sasaran empuk. Direkayasa cerita kalo mrk digunakan SBY utk salurkan dana ke PD
  11. Rapat Pansus pertama lgs himbau SMI-Bo nonaktif, itu sama saja dg anggap mereka tersangka. PD yg ikut2an terlihat lugu berpolitik
  12. SBY dari Mesir menolak himbauan nonaktif DPR utk SMI-Boediono. “Kuliahi” DPR dan minta hargai asas praduga tak bersalah
  13. Pemeriksaan Pansus dimulai bukan lewat pemeriksaan aliran dana yg dicurigai tp mulai dari mengapa century dibail-out.
  14. Tujuannya jelas SMI-Bo yg ambil keputusan bail-out. Motif awal pansus dilupakan. Debat seputar dampak sistemik dan krisis
  15. Pansus pny disposisi Century tdk sistemik dan 2008 tdk krisis. SMI-Bo sebaliknya. Yg heran pelaku perbankan tdk dipanggil
  16. Yg diundang Pansus ekonom Econit spt Rizal Ramli, H Saparini, Noorsy yg bersebrangan dg SMI-Bo. Demikian jg di Media TV
  17. Pakar yg sehaluan SMI-Bo jg diundang 1-2 org namun nada Pansus amat berbeda. Terlihat sekali motif pembenaran disposisi mrk
  18. Dapat ditebak Pansus pun tdk kompak soal sistemik dan krisis. Sesuai disposisi masing2. Pemeriksaan lanjut ke aliran dana
  19. Muncul truf baru: Budi Sampoerna. Motif yg dibangun: BS dkt dg SBY dan dananya yg 2T di Century jd sebab Century dibailout
  20. Motif itupun mentah krn Budi mlh belum berhasil menarik dananya dari Century. Demikian jg bbrp perusahaan yg dihubung2kan
  21. Hasil penelusuran aliran dana bailout tidak ditemukan aliran ke PD. Jadi tdk terbentuk motif SMI-Bo bailout utk korupsi.
  22. Tdk bisa membuktikan SMI-Bo korupsi, pandangan akhir Pansus tetap: dugaan korupsi, sama persis dg awal Pansus. Kembali ke titik nol
  23. Kerja 3 bulan, cuap2 di media dan TV. Apa hasil Pansus selain kembali ke titik awal sebelum Pansus? Tdk ada apapun yg dibuktikan
  24. Hanya bisa sampai level “dugaan”, Paripurna DPR tidak tau malu berani Sebut Nama. Level terendah kecerdasan wakil rakyat kita
  25. Tidak bs buktikan apa2, DPR lempar bola panas ke KPK dan maksa KPK buktikan yg mereka tdk bisa. Ribut2 di media. Tau malu?
  26. Sekarang, mengapa DPR (golkar,pdip,pks,gerindra,hanura,ppp) begitu bernafsu menargetkan Boediono dan SMI? Sy akan tweet IMO
  27. Dg berbagai tekanan politik, salut SBY yg tegas mempertahankan SMI dan Boediono, keputusan politiknya yg paling beresiko dlm karier
  28. Boediono diincar jelas utk 2014. Posisi menggiurkan utk partai koalisi & kesempatan coba2 partai oposisi, makin dkt u jatuhkan RI1
  29. Krn tidak yakin bs dpt suara cukup lwt paripurna, parpol2 yg incar Boed coba lwt judicial review MK minta (50+1)% utk pemakzulan
  30. Kalo SMI? Mengapa diincar? Terutama oleh BamSat (baca:Golkar). Karena bos Golkar AB punya kepentingan kuat utk SMI mundur
  31. Menkeu sbg bendahara negara punya wewenang luas. Pajak, beacukai, APBN, Pasar Modal diantaranya. SMI dikenal figur tanpa kompromi
  32. SMI pernah ribut dg JK soal heli impor tdk bayar beacukai, soal monorel dan listrik 10MegaWatt. Dg AB tolak suspen saham, deal pjk
  33. Adanya SMI di Kemenkeu adalah penghalang oligarch jadikan birokrat cash-cow partai atau kelompok bisnisnya. Kasus Gayus cth kecil

Last: SMI is not a politician and she will never be. She won’t run for 2014. This might be her last term serving the country. (And my prediction came true the next morning *sigh)

10 thoughts on “How Pansus Politicians Attacked SMI-Boediono – a flashback

  1. Waw, coba saya tau ini lbh awal..

    Oia slm knl..
    Saya memfollow anda di twitter. Krn saya pkr saya perlu pencerahan ttg keadaan ekonomi & politik Indonesia :p
    Dan saya pkr anda slh satu yg bs ksi saya pencerahan tsb.
    Jd skali lg, slm knl🙂

  2. Always wanted to see the summary of pansus. Your memory serves u well🙂
    Now, what do u really think happened? Seriously, why did they save that bank?

    • Thanks for the comment. Pansus Century had me absorbed for 3 months so there’s no way I could forget it🙂 I believed they saved the bank with professional judgment and public interest as first priority. Both Boediono and Sri Mulyani are well known as clean public officials who never compromise corruption and cronyism.

      We remember at that time there’s impending crisis due to global financial crisis (ironically came from US whose government failed to bail out Lehman Brothers), so that a collapse of a bank even with Century scale will trigger people rushing out banks. They called this a systemic effect. It did happen in 1998.

      At the time of bailout and even 9 months afterwards nobody questioned the bailout decision. Then they created a story about Boediono and Sri Mulyani saved the bank in order to splash fresh money to Democrats and SBY campaign. The accusation was – as we knew it, unproven.

      Then they created another story about the decision of bailout was taken to save Budi Sampoerna’s money from Century. Again this plot was unproven, and Budi until now still fail to withdraw his money from the bank, only small amount was successfully withdrawn.

      So it was basically a witch hunt case with Boediono and Sri Mulyani as the targets. They developed any plot that could justify their hunt and all plots failed to be proven.

      That is my take on Century case. Feel free to discuss.

  3. Terima kasih sudah berkunjung juga. Satu saran yang mungkin berguna: Kita boleh tidak tertarik dengan politik, tapi politik akan selalu menjadi bagian dari hidup kita, dari masa depan kita dan anak-cucu kita. Saatnya orang biasa melek politik🙂

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