Bogor Forest Case, KPK Inspect Menhut Zulkifli Hasan

Bogor Forest Case,JAKARTA, – The Corruption Eradication Commission examined the Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan related to the investigation of alleged bribery case of forest area in Bogor, West Java, Tuesday (06/24/2014). Zulkifli will be examined as a witness.

"The person is questioned as a witness," said the head of news and publications of KPK Priharsa Nugraha.

Menuru Priharsa, Zulkifli checked because it is considered to be able to convey information related to cases that ensnare Bogor Regent Rachmat Yasin.

Upon entering the KPK building, Zulkifli did not comment on his examination today. "Later yes, later yes," said Zulkifli when dijondong journalist questions.

He then went into the lobby of the KPK building to then headed for the witness screening room. In addition to Zulkifli, today KPK summoned two other witnesses, namely Tantowi and Andreas Dony Kurniawan, who work as advocates. Both were examined as witnesses in the same case.

Previously, the Commission examined the Director General of Planalogy of the Ministry of Forestry Bambang Supijanto related alleged bribery exchange of land functions in Bogor. In this case, the Commission determined three suspects, namely Yohan, Bogor Regent Rachmat Yasin, and Head of Bogor Agricultural and Forestry Office M Zairin.

Yohan as representative of PT Bukit Jonggol Asri allegedly bribed Rachmay Yasin and Zairin with a total of Rp 4.5 billion.

Based on information compiled by Kompas, bribes received by Yasin allegedly related to the conversion of protected forest into land for housing owned by developers PT Bukit Jonggol Asri. Yohan allegedly bribed Yasin and Zairin to get a letter of recommendation over the function of forest into a commercial housing land from the Government of Bogor Regency.

KPK Deputy Chairman Busyro Muqoddas earlier mentioned the authority of the MoF in the process of licensing the alleged transfer of forest functions.

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