Selasa , 14 Februari 2017, 04:02 WIB

Police establish Bachtiar Nasir's associate as suspect in alleged money laundering case

Rep: Mabruroh/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
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GNPF MUI uses the bank account of Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua (YKUS, Justice for All Foundation) to accomodate donations from the people.
GNPF MUI uses the bank account of Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua (YKUS, Justice for All Foundation) to accomodate donations from the people.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) of the National Police have established a suspect in a case of alleged money laundering of the Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua (Justice for All Foundation). He assured that the suspect was not part of the foundation officials nor leaders of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI). "Initials IA," said Spokesman of National Police Brig Gen Rikwanto said when contacted in Jakarta on Monday.

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According to Rikwanto, IA was ustaz Bachtiar Nasir (BN) associate from the bank. IA role in the alleged case of money laundering was helping ustaz Bachtiar in liquify the fund. Rikwanto declined to elaborate on the nominal of the fund. "He was told by BN to liquify the fund

Would ustaz Bachtiar be named suspect? Rikwanto could not give more details on that. He said the investigators has their own technique. "We're still investigating ustaz Bachtiar and keep on tracing where did the funds in the account flew," he said.

According to ustaz Bachtiar, GNPF MUI has borrowed one of the account of Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua to accomodate donations from the peoples. The movement used the money to fund last year's Aksi Bela Islam II and III, also known as 411 rally and 212 rally. Beside that, GNPF also donated Rp 500 million to Aceh and Rp 200 juta to Sumbawa, both were hit by natural disasters.