Charity group ACT (Aksi Cepat Tanggap) is beneath the nationwide highlight after a damning report was printed alleging that its bosses misappropriated funds.
Tempo journal printed the piece in its Saturday, June 2, 2022 version, reporting the findings of its investigation into ACT. In response to Tempo, regardless of heading a philanthropic group, ACT executives rewarded themselves with exorbitant salaries and quite a few perks from the job.
Tempo reported that Ahyudin, who chaired ACT till January 2022, took dwelling a wage of IDR250 million (US$16,664) per thirty days and had purchased a number of automobiles, together with an opulent Toyota Alphard, utilizing the group’s funds for his official use.
Ahyudin has denied the allegations.
ACT, which is among the many most distinguished assist givers particularly in instances of disasters within the nation, is reportedly the most important charity group in Indonesia, gathering IDR500 billion (US$33.3 million) in public donations from 2018 to 2022. The determine dwarfs these of different distinguished organizations like Dompet Dhuafa and Rumah Zakat, which collected IDR375 billion (US$25 million) and IDR224 billion (US$14.9 million) throughout the identical interval, respectively.
Home of Parliament (DPR) member Maman Ilmanulhaq urged the federal government to freeze ACT’s allow in gentle of Tempo’s report. The lawmaker additionally mentioned this scandal needs to be sufficient justification for the DPR to lastly go a legislation regulating charities.
Fellow lawmaker Marwan Dasopang additionally known as on the police to investigate ACT. Moreover, he mentioned he fears this represents solely the tip of the iceberg and that the federal government should do extra to carry organizations like ACT accountable and guarantee their transparency.
ACT spokeswoman Clara at the moment mentioned the group will quickly situation an announcement addressing the scandal however famous that the group has been present process many “political trials” in recent times.