Thursday, January 8, 2009

Polda Riau (Riau Police Departement) to Dismissal Investigations (SP3) Case of 13 Illegal Looging Company

December 23, 2008
PEKANBARU - Investigations Case for nearly 2 years to 13 companies in Riau which indicated involved the illegal logging is stopped. This is caused Polda Riau and Riau Attorney (Kejati) issued a letter to Dismissal Investigation (SP3).

According to the Polda Riau, the decision to stop the investigation of 13 companies, because the government did not have enough evidence beside the document of investigatios has repeatedly to be the prosecutor, but they give back to the police.

Before, this case has dragged previous 14 woods companies which owned by two giant pulp companies, namely PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) and PT. Indah KIAT Pulp and Paper (IKPP). Stopped the investigation after consultation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Depertement if that’s all company does not violate of permits and environmental destructions.

All 13 company's group on PT. IKPP such as PT Arara Abadi, PT Bina Duta Laksana (BDL) PT Rimba Mandau Lestari (RML), PT Ruas Utama Jaya.

Meanwhile, mainstay of PT Riau Pulp and paper, such as PT Madukoro, PT Merbau Pelalawan Lestari (MPL), PT Nusa Prima Manunggal (NPM), PT Bukit Indah Batubuh Sei (BBSI), PT Citra Sumber Sejahtera (CSS), and PT Mitra Kembang Selaras (MKS),

"We do SP3 on 13 comapnies because thay has lees of evidence,and while the Ministry of the Environment stated there is no evidence of destructions, while 13 companies from the Forestry Departement has the legal permission. The two institutions are our expert witnesses in the case of 13 companies," said Head office of Police Departement of Riau (Kapolda) Brigjen Hadiatmoko.

Kapolda explained that one company joint company of PT IKPP which named PT Utama Jaya (RUJ) that does not have permission. "For this company we will continue the investigations," Kapolda said.

Meanwhile, at the same time, Attorney General Head of Riau, Suroso said that element of verification in the case 13 companies’s tools cases they has of weak evidence. "All Evidence is not strong, It can be stop (SP3)," said Suroso.

In 2007 when Sutjiptadi as Riau Kapolda at the time incentive to do combating of illegal logging, hundreds of suspects and thousands cubic of timber forest crime confiscated by the police. In fact, around February 2007 National Police Departement also took over the case of illegal logging in Riau and set 14 companies as suspicious.

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