In April 2019, after three years of investigation into bribery related to the conversion of forest land in Riau and the verdicts became legally binding, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced new suspects in the case. Among them were corporate suspect PT Palma Satu and its owner Surya Darmadi (Duta Palma Group). In the last week of June 2020, the trial of one of the key suspects, one Suheri Terta, began in the Corruption Court of the Pekanbaru District Court. Zulkifli Hasan was presented as a witness in one of the hearings. The KPK was sure that it made the right decision. But on September 9, 2020, the Panel of Judges of the Corruption Court of the Pekanbaru District Court acquitted Suheri of all charges. This is the second time the same Court decided to acquit a graft defendant. 

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