Jumat , 17 February 2017, 08:18 WIB

Bachtiar Nasir explains the use of Aksi Bela Islam's fund to the police

Rep: Mabruroh, Sri Handayani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Republika/Rakhmawaty La'lang
The Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) Bachtiar Natsir (right)
The Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) Bachtiar Natsir (right)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Chairman of the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) Bachtiar Natsir met the invitation of the investigator for the second time. His legal advisor, Kapitra Ampera, claimed Bachtiar came with a belief that no law has been violated by initiator of the movement. "We did not bring any evidence, no documents. Nothing but our belief," said Kapitra in the Crime Unit of the Indonesian Police, Central Jakarta on Thursday.

If the case was a crime, said Kapitra, there were seven million people could be witnesses, including the President, the Vice President, the Minister of Politics, Law, and Safety, the National Police Chief, the Military Commander, and all the people came to the last year's 212 Rally. "This was only a further examination from the previous one in accordance to the notification to the witness of alleged money laundering case in a foundation," said Kapitra. 

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Bachtiar was examined since 10.30 am to 19.30 pm on Thursday. He was given 37 questions. "There were 37 questions and all the questions could be answered bluntly by Ustadz Bachtiar Nasir," said Kapitra.

The questions were about the use of the fund, the Aksi Bela Islam (Action to Defend Islam), and how the fund was delivered to the foundation. Kapitra explained the Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua (YKUS, Justice for All Foundation) was chosen to accomodate donation from the peoples based on Bachtiar's judgement on its credibility.

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"This was about trust. It was hard to manage donations when we did know each other. There would be unexpected things happened. For the foundation itself, it would not be easy for the management to lend its account to somebody they did know before. To make all run smoothly, it needed closeness," said Kapitra.

Kapitra said Bachtiar was not really closed to the board of the foundation. But, he was personally close to the Chairman of the foundation Adnin Armas. 

As information, in the alleged money laundering case, the investigator had stated IA as a suspect.  He was a bank officer.