Thursday, 29 April 2010

Highest number of suspicious transactions in forestry in 2006

Personal note: EC and British government officials please note the sentence highlighted below. Was this not a time when you were pouring ever more money into forestry projects in Indonesia and indirectly into personal bank accounts in Singapore?

Highest number of suspicious transactions in forestry in 2006: PPATK

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Wed, 04/28/2010l

The Financial Transaction and Analysis Center (PPATK) said Wednesday that it found the highest number of suspicious transactions related to the forestry sector was recording in the period between 2006 and 2007.

PPATK chairman Yunus Husein said that the suspicious transactions involved those belonging to law enforcers, including local forestry officers.

“The highest number of the suspicious transactions was between 2006 and 2007. Since then it continues to decline with only less than 10 cases in 2009,” he said without giving details.

He said that most of the suspicious transactions were made during the launching of sustainable forest operation aimed to tackle illegal logging in the country.

Yunus declined to elaborate, saying the suspicious transactions had been reported to the National Police and Attorney General office.

He made the statement at a meeting between Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan and Anti Judiciary Mafia Task Force at the forestry ministry office in Jakarta.