Last week, we reported that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) faced a new pre-trial lawsuit filed by the conglomerate Surya Darmadi, the owner of Duta Palma Group whose name was mentioned repeatedly for allegedly providing bribes in the case of bribery related to the conversion of forest land that had ensnared the disgraced Governor of Riau Annas Maamun. Surya had since filed a pre-trial lawsuit questioning the KPK’s decision to name him a suspect. It’s an interesting development given that the KPK had not announced anything. On the evening of April 29, 2019, the KPK finally announced that they were still investigating the aforementioned case, through the development of which they named Surya the new suspect in the case. Not only that, the KPK also named a new corporate suspect.
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