Saturday, December 20, 2008
Last night the TV channel MNC News reported about the arrest by the Police of a Village Chief for having possession of Fake Indonesian Money i.e. 9 bills of Rp. 100.000,- that looks almost the same as the original ones.
This news reminds me of another news that I have read on Detik last Thursday about a Court Trial in 2005 of 5 agents of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) for their involvement in a Fake Money Case. The interesting thing was that the Crime was lead by the former Chief Executive BIN's Coordinating Board for the Elimination of Fake Money i.e Brigadier General (Ret.) Zyaeri who lead 4 of his subordinates to produce 2,267 bills of Fake Money each amounting to Rp 100.000,-.
Actually circulation of Fake Money could be traced from 2000, and become more often before the 2004 general election. And as we are approaching the 2009 election, Fake Money become news again.
The above news makes me wonder whether or not there is a connection between the production and circulation of Fake Money and the General Election. But one thing for sure is that if not eliminated those Fake Money will cause great fear among our people on the overall condition of our country.