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Jakarta, Oct 19 (ANTARA) - Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia's central bank, has turned down a U.S. government request to disclose and freeze bank accounts of individuals or bodies suspected of being linked to terrorist networks, BI Governor Syahril Sabirin said.
The central bank had rejected the request because it would be a violation of Indonesia's banking law, Syahril said.
"BI has no authority to freeze bank acccounts. It's the police that has such authority. BI can do it, if a banking crime has been committed. In the case of a general crime, it is the police that can freeze accounts," the central bank chief said.
Speaking to the press here after …