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The Roles of Four Suspects about Palm Cooking Oil Export Facility



The Roles of Four Suspects about Palm Cooking Oil Export Facility

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – According to the explanation of Chief of Attorney, Burhanuddin, the brief case in corruption assumption to crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative export facility started in the late of 2021 when palm cooking oil was very expensive and it was rare to get in the markets. Then the government through Ministry of Trade published domestic market obligation (DMO) and domestic price obligation (DPO) for the companies that would do CPO and its derivative exports. But in the implementation, exporter companies did not qualify DPO but still got export approval from the government.

After having investigation based on Investigation Warn Number: Print: 13/F.2/Fd.1/03/2022 on 14 March 2022, on 4 April 2022 based on Investigation Warn Director of Investigation of Junior Attorney for Special Crime Number: Prin-17/F.2/Fd.2/04/2022 on 04 April 2022, the case of crime assumption on crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative export facility in January 2021 to March 2022, the process got increasing to inquiry.

Based on the check in the investigation, the investigators got the evidences from the witnesses (19 men), documents, and electronic evidences, experts’ statement, and 596 documents.

Burhanuddin mentioned, the suspects played their own roles. The suspect IWW published export approval about crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives which the qualifications were not match with the regulations.

The suspect MPT intensively communicated about export approval permit to PT. Wilmar Nabati Indonesia and PT. Multimas Nabati Asahan and proposed to get export approval permit by not fulfilling the qualification in domestic market obligation (DMO).

The suspect SM intensively communicated with the suspect IWW about export approval permit to Permata Hijau Group (PHG) and proposed to get export approval permit by not fulfilling DMO as well.

The suspect PTS intensively communicated with the suspect IWW about export approval permit to PT. Musim Mas and proposed export approval permit by not fulfilling DMO.

To accelerate investigation process, the four suspects are now arrested in the Rumah Tahanan Negara (Rutan) Salemba Cabang Kejaksaan Agung for the next twenty days since 19 April 2022 to 8 May 2022, based on the Arrested Warn from Director of Investigation of Junior Attorney for Special Crime

The Attorney noted, the suspects broke Chapter 54 paragraph (1) a and paragraph (2) a,b,e, and f Regulation 7 / 2014 about Trade; Decision of Minister of Trade Number 129 / 2022 jo Number 170 / 2022 about The Number Decision to DMO and DPO quote.

The suspects also broke regulation Chapter II, A number (1) b, Jo. Chapter II, C number 4, c Regulation of General Director of Foreign Trade Number 02/DAGLU/PER/1/2022 about the technical regulation to conduct CPO, RDB Palm Olein, and UCO exports.

In relationship to the Attorney’s commitment to solve the case, if any minister should be checked, investigated, and involved in, the Attorney claimed to investigate it deeper.

“Anyone and even a minister should be investigated. If any enough evidence and fact are available, the Attorney would do the right thing. It means, any actor whoever he/she is, if there are enough evidences, we would do,” Burhanuddin said.

Before the arrest, four suspects had been checked about their health, got antigen swab and they were healthy and got no Covid-19. (T2)


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