JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Two Indonesian railway workers found Rp 500 million in cash (equivalent of $34,555) during a routine shift and handed it over to authorities.
Mujenih and Egi Sandi turned over the bundles of money to passenger service authorities at Bogor Station on July 6. The rightful owner has come forward to claim the money.
Mujenih, who discovered the bag brimming with cash, said he had no intention of taking the money upon seeing it.
He originally thought the plastic bag was filled with trash.
Out of curiosity, he opened it only to find piles of Rp 100,000 bills with some of the bills wrapped in newspaper.
Mujenih and Egi were on duty cleaning and clearing train carts that had just pulled up at Bojonggede Station headed for Bogor Station.
“I immediately brought the money to the office at Bogor Station because I didn’t have the intention to take it. It wasn’t my right,” said Mujenih.
Mujenih said that he didn’t expect his action to receive praise from various parties especially Indonesia’s Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir.