Dismantling Corruption Octopus at PERHUTANI

Dismantling Corruption Octopus at PERHUTANI

Tens of billions of rupiahs of state money at Perhutani’s Public Corporation disappeared. The mode of cooperation with capital participation activities is contrary to the number of laws and regulations.

Perhutani has a working area throughout Java with various types of businesses. As a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN), the company that is engaged in the planting of teak trees also cooperates with various parties in managing various other types of forest plants. Included in trading (trading) forest products.

One of them is trading community forest business (UHR) Task Force (Task Force) Rehabilitation of Community Forest Development Business (RUPHR). The UHR business is of course very helpful for the people who are related to forestry products. And, it could also be beneficial for Perhutani Corporation as a forest product. Mutual need between the community and Perhutani Corporation is then followed up by providing working capital to third parties (communities) in this case companies engaged in forest products.

Mutual need between the community and Perum Perhutani was then followed up with the provision of working capital to third parties (communities) in this case the companies. To get working capital from Perhutani, various requirements are required. One of them, analysis of proposals, location surveys, and interviews.

Data obtained by FORUM, said that the RUPHR Unit III West Java and Banten Task Force at least cooperated with 7 companies. In the project that took place in 2010 and 2011, Perhutani poured Rp 18 billion more with the return agreement to be returned as of September 30, 2012.

In fact, out of the billions of money that have been disbursed, until September 30, 2012, the receivables that are still in a number of companies still reach Rp. 9,136 billion. Even one of the CV BB companies has committed fraud by giving two blank check sheets.

“From the progress of returning trade receivables in 2010 and 2011 did not show significant progress. It can be concluded that the trade receivables managed by the West Java and Banten RUPHR Unit III Task Force have the potential to jam Rp. 9,136 billion, “said the document obtained by the FORUM.

As in the case of CV BB, which was located in Cirebon, it received over Rp 2.6 billion in working capital in 2010. Copy of documents obtained by FORUM revealed that at that time the RUPHR Task Force gave an assessment that the company had a very good potential.

For this reason, a contract for marketing rattan between CV BB and the RUPHR Task Force was made with the contract number No. 01 / Satgas / RUPHR / III / 2010 dated July 2, 2010. Not only that, the bengkirai timber sale and purchase agreement was also carried out with a contract without a number ../SP / RUPHR / III / 2010 dated July 9, 2010 / According to the contract Perum Perutani has deposited working capital of Rp. 2,559 billion consisting of rattan cooperation Rp. 639,526 million and buying and selling of bengkirai wood Rp. 1,920 billion. But on the way to the specified time limit, the return of capital from CV BB for rattan cooperation is only Rp. 44.7 million. Whereas the total cooperation of bengkirai wood is only Rp. 427 million.

The emergence of allegations of fraud that could potentially harm state-owned finances was even more apparent when YS, the head of the CV BB branch gave three checks worth Rp 120 million each and guaranteed employment contracts with a company worth Rp 1.7 billion. But at the maturity date the check turns out to be empty. “Until now, YS has not realized the standard purchase and delivery and has disappeared,” said the document obtained by the FORUM.

There are also companies that receive disbursements of Rp 1.175 billion, until the return limit has not yet been deposited. That could happen with UD CFJ who received working capital in 2011, until September 2012 not a penny of the working capital was returned to Perum Perhutani.

Besides not in accordance with Law No. 19 of 2004 concerning SOEs, the case of granting working capital that has the potential to default is also suspected to not be in accordance with the Decree of the Director of Perhutani No. 288 / KPTS / DIR / 2010 concerning RUPHR work procedures.

The case for granting working capital was not monopolized by the West Java and Banten RUPHR Unit III Task Force. In the same year RUPHR Unit I East Java and Central Java Unit II also budgeted. Inquiries, RUPHR Unit I was Rp. 12,690 billion and RUPHR Unit II was Rp. 5,723 billion. While Unit III has a total of Rp. 15.469 billion.

The copy of the document from the BPK-RI also stated that so far, the trading of UHR developed by Perhutani was not related to the timber-producing community from the community forest.

Responding to the potential loss, the President Director of Perum Perhutani Bambang Sumananto acknowledged the existence of accounts receivable in the business. “It’s ordinary business cooperation and indeed there are receivables that have not been resolved. Perhutani’s policy now, the collaboration will not be continued. The wood will be processed on its own, “Bambang said through a short message to FORUM, Thursday last week.

Regarding the recipients who indicated fraud, Bambang said, the collection of receivables continued. “We will cooperate with the prosecutor’s office and the police if later the debt is jammed,” he said. Meanwhile, officials related to the project, Bambang added, have been given sanctions, namely postponing their promotion and being suspended. “Sanctions have been given to relevant officials”.

Not in harmony with FORUM data, Bambang said, the receivables are still being repaid by related parties. “I haven’t detailed it in years, but the regional reports (accounts receivable) are still being continued. What is clear is that we also have cooperation with the regional police to mediate so that the obligations of third parties are repaid, “Bambang explained when the FORUM said that the Office of the Attorney General’s Office of Public Information and Security was related to Perhutani.

The potential to harm the financial state-owned companies does not only occur in the provision of working capital with third parties. In the placement of Perum Perhutani funds in mutual funds Syailendra Perhutani Growth worth Rp 238.7 billion also has the potential to lose. The placement of money is stated in the Finance Director of Perhutani’s letter no 96 / 023.6 / Keu / Dir / 2009 dated May 7, 2009, concerning foreign exchange disbursement stating that the income received in the form of USD can be directly converted to rupiah value on the same day. And, the remaining balance reserves are converted gradually to operational rupiahs by taking into account the best exchange rates to minimize the risk of losses reaching Rp. 12.5 billion to Rp. 37 billion.

Regarding various issues that could potentially harm Perum Perhutani’s finances, Viba Yoga Mauladi, a member of the Commission IV DPR -RI said that the BPK report must be investigated thoroughly. “That mirrors the administrative error. “The BUMN money belongs to the state, not to the directors,” Viva Yoga Mauladi said on Friday last week.

The potential loss that reaches tens of millions, Yoga added, is a serious problem that must be investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). “There is a suspicion of storage. I asked the KPK to investigate it. These state funds in BUMN are not directors’ money, “he said.

Regarding the placement of corporate money in mutual funds, Viva Yoga said that Perhutani should concentrate more on developing a forest environment that could have an impact on the welfare of rural communities around the forest. “The BUMN has two missions, economic and social. Not only looking for profit, “explained the member of the PAN faction.

Justice FORUM: 43 (March 2, 2014)

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