ICW finds indications of corruption in 22 state plantation companies

The findings are a result of investigations in the last three years, coordinator of the Law and Court Monitoring Division of the ICW Emerson Yuntho said.
Palembang (ANTARA News) - Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) said it has found indications of corruption in 22 plantation companies causing potential losses of Rp9.8 trillion in state fund.

The findings are a result of investigations in the last three years, said coordinator of the Law and Court Monitoring Division of the ICW Emerson Yuntho here on Wednesday.

The ICW will continue its investigations to get hard fact to back up the allegations before any case is reported to the Corruption Eradication Agency (KPK), Emerson said.

One of the purposes of his visit to this South Sumatra capital city is to proceed with the investigations in a number of both state and private plantation companies in this province, he said.

He said there are a number of system of corruption potential to be committed by plantation companies in Indonesia beginning from the process of securing the license, and avoidance of taxes due to the state.

He called on support from the public in the efforts to uproot rampant corruption in the country including in the plantation sector.(*)

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