Wednesday, 27 August 2008

12 years demanded for regent over graft case

12 years in jail demanded for regent over graft case

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta Tue, 08/26/2008

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday demanded a 12-year imprisonment for Tengku Azmun Jaafar, non-active regent of Pelalawan, Riau, for allegedly issuing illegal authorization of forest resource utilization.

The KPK prosecutors said the defendant was found guilty for illegally issuing authorization letters to 15 companies for the utilization of more than 120,000 hectares of forest in Pelalawan, Riau, in 2002 and 2003.According to KPK, the exploitation of the forest resources by the companies caused a total of Rp 1.2 trillion (US$132 million) in losses to the state.

The prosecutors also demanded the defendant pay a Rp 500 million fine or serve an additional six months in jail and to pay Rp 19.83 billion in restitution to the state, Antara news agency reported. (dre)