Senior Aceh official reported to Police accused of falsifying data regarding Tripa peat swamp forests

Aceh Integrated Licensing and Services Board reported to the Police

Firman Hidayat | The Globe Journal

Link:http://www.theglobejournal.com/Hukum/badan-pelayanan-dan-perizinan-terpadu-aceh-dilapor-ke-polisi/index.php

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:15 West Indonesia Time

 

Banda Aceh – The Aceh Integrated Licensing and Service Board (BP2T) was reported to the Aceh Provincial Police in connection with suspected falsification of the data in a position paper prepared for the Governor of Aceh on 27th October 2010. In the said position paper, it was written that the peat depth in the Tripa Peat Swamps was between 0.5 to 1.5 metres.

“As a result of this position paper, the then-Governor of Aceh, Irwandi Yusuf (Governor from 2007 – 2012) issued a ‘permit in principle’ to PT Kallista Alam in the Tripa swamps. Whereas the position paper contradicted PT Kallista Alam’s own 2010 Environmental documentation (UKL/UPL) prepared by their environmental consultation that stated that the peat depth averages over 3 metres (page III-6)” said the spokesperson for the Coaltion Team for Saving the Tripa Swamps (TKPRT), Irsadi Aristora, who was making the report to the police.

He told the Globe Journal in Wednesday (29/8) that investigators from the Ministry of the Environment had also measured the peat depth in Tripa to be greater than 3 metres. The report from TPKRT was recorded by the Aceh Police as report number BL/188/VIII/2012/SPKT, signed by Aipda Khairuddin.

The Globe unsuccessfully tried to contact the head of BP2T, as he did not answer repeated calls to his cell phone. When he finally answered his phone he claimed “I am sorry, I cannot hear you on my cell phone, the Cell phone is not functioning”.

At midday, Gustav Leo from the Public Relations section of the Aceh Police, when contacted, promised to follow-up the report. “I will check the report, I am at ‘SPKT (Sentra Pelayanan Kepolisian Terpadu/Integrated Police Service Centre)’, but it will definitely be followed up” he said.

“It will definitely be followed-up, hopefully members of the public can provide strong evidence” he reiterated.

The Director of Walhi Aceh, TM Zulfikar stated that the head of Aceh Police must pursue this case to its conclusion. The report from TKPRT and the public in the Tripa swamps must follow-up until it goes to court. “Don’t just stop with the report and then there is no follow-up” said Zulfikar, while also saying that Walhi Aceh together with the TKPRT, will continually monitor developments with this case until it goes to court.

 

(Original Text)

Badan Pelayanan dan Perizinan Terpadu (BP2T) Aceh dilaporkan ke Polda Aceh terkait dugaan pemalsuan data yang dikeluarkan BP2T terhadap data yang tertulis dalam telaah staff yang ditujukan kepada Gubernur Aceh pada tanggal 27 Oktober 2010. Telaah staff tersebut menulis kedalaman gambut 0,5 – 1,5 meter di kawasan rawa tripa.

“Akibat telaah staff BP2T itu, Gubernur Aceh periode 2007-2012, Irwandi Yusuf mengeluarkan izin prinsip untuk PT. Kalista Alam di rawa tripa. Padahal telaah staff itu jelas-jelas tidak sesuai dengan UKL UPL PT. Kalista Alam melalui konsultan Amdal pada halaman III-6 2010 bahwa rata-rata kedalaman gambut lebih dari 3 meter,” Kata Juru Bicara Tim Koalisi Penyelamatan Rawa Tripa (TKPRT) Irsadi Aristora sebagai pelapor.

Kepada The Globe Journal, Rabu (29/8) Ia mengatakan penyidik KLH juga sudah mengukur kedalaman gambut di rawa tripa yang tebalnya diatas 3 meter. Laporan TKPRT ini diterima oleh pihak Polda Aceh bernomor BL/188/VIII/2012/SPKT yang ditanda tangani Aipda Khairuddin.

Sementara itu Kepala BP2T Aceh, M. Yahya saat dihubungi The Globe Journal tidak berhasil. Beberapa kali dihubungi via sellulernya tidak tersambungkan, hanya bunyi nada dering. Namun beberapa saat kemudian, M. Yahya menjawab dengan mengatakan maaf hp saya sudah tidak bisa mendengar, hp saya tidak bisa mendengar.

Tadi siang, Humas Polda Aceh, Gustav Leo saat dihubungi juga berjanji akan menelusuri laporan tersebut. “Saya akan cek laporan itu dan masih di SPKT, baru kemudian pasti ditindak lanjuti” katanya.

“Pasti ditindak lanjuti, masyarakat mudah-mudahan bisa berikan informasi yang kuat,” katanya lagi. Direktur Walhi Aceh, TM. Zulfikar mengatakan Kapolda Aceh harus menuntaskan kasus ini. Laporan TKPRT dan masyarakat di rawa tripa tersebut mesti ditindak lanjuti hingga ke pengadilan. “Jangan hanya berhenti dilaporan tanpa ada tindak lanjut,” kata Zulfikar sembari mengatakan Walhi Aceh bersama TKPRT akan terus memantau perkembangan laporan ini hingga kasus tersebu bergulir ke pengadilan.

 

 

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