"Called in a capacity as a witness to the suspect PT Palma," said Acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri, Jakarta on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Zulhas was summoned in his capacity as a former minister of environment and forestry. Investigators also summoned the former Director of Forest Area Planning at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Marsyud.
The KPK named PT Palma Satu, Legal Manager of PT Duta Palma Group 2014, Suheri Terta, and owner of PT Darmex Group or PT Duta Palma, Surya Darmadi, as the new suspects in the bribery case for submitting the revision of forest function conversion in Riau Province in 2014.
This case is the development of the results of a sting operation (OTT) in 2014. The KPK named the Governor of Riau 2014-2019 Annas Maamun and the Chairperson of the Indonesian Palm Oil Farmers Association (Apkasindo) Gulat Medali Emas Manurung as suspects at the time.
Surya Darmadi is suspected to be a legal owner of a corporation that is suspected of benefiting from his crimes. Criminal liability is given to individuals and corporations.
PT Palma Satu is alleged to have violated Article 5 Paragraph (1) letter a or Article 5 Paragraph (1) letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption.
Meanwhile, Surya Darmadi is alleged to have violated Article 5 Paragraph (1) letter a or Article 5 Paragraph (1) letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption in conjunction with Article 55 Paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Law Code (KUHP) juncto Article 56 of the KUHP.