The Jakarta Post
The South Kalimantan Prosecutors Office has accepted the case dossiers of Banjarmasin mayor, Muhidin, and former Tanah Laut regent, Adriansyah, who are implicated in a Rp 3 billion (US$ 264,000) bribery case.
An official of the National Police's corruption crimes directorate division, Sr. Comr. Darmanto, said on Thursday that Muhidin allegedly offered a bribe to Adriansyah on Sept. 1, 2010 in connection with his coal mining business.
'MHD [Muhidin] owns shares in the coal mining permit of PT Binuang Jaya Mulia. The mining area is located between Tanah Bumbu and Tanah Laut, but the border had yet to be determined by the two regencies,' Darmanto said during a press conference in Jakarta.
The bribe was offered to persuade Adriansyah, then Tanah Laut regent, to ensure that South Kalimantan Governor Rudy Ariffin declared the mining area part of Tanah Bumbu regency.
Lured by the bribe, Adriansyah wrote a recommendation letter regarding the border issue to the governor in October 2010. However, the governor eventually declared the area part of Tanah Laut regency.
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