Nonprofit funds suspended due to suspicious terrorism-related spending

07/10/2022 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – The non-profit organization, Aksi Crept Tanggap (ACT) has been accused of using donation money to finance terrorism.

Officials caught company executives spending large sums of donation money on homes and personal cars. The money used is suspicious terrorist group financingal-Qaeda, according to Social Affairs Minister Muhadjir Effendi.

Last week, ACT President Ibnu Khajar admitted that the costs of running the organization exceeded 10%, breaking Indonesian law. Due to this excessive and highly suspicious spending, the organization’s sixty bank accounts have been suspended.

Based on our analysis and our coordinated investigation with other (security) agencies, we suspect ACT of breaking the law,said Ivan Yustiavandana, chief assistant at the Indonesian Financial Transactions Reporting and Analysis Center.

The organization’s spending habits have been under investigation since 2018. At the time, nineteen workers suspected of having links to terrorist organizations were charged and arrested for moving funds from worth approximately $510,000.

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