Pollycarpus’ lawyer seeks clarification over BIN involvement in Munir murder

Detik.com – August 13, 2007
Raden Muhammad Patma Anwar alias Ucok (Tempo)
Raden Muhammad Patma Anwar alias Ucok (Tempo)

Indra Subagja, Jakarta – The lawyer representing Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto, M. Assegaf went to the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) to hand over a four page letter seeking clarification over four issues.

The contents of the letter were outlined by Assegaf at his office on Jl. Haji Samali in South Jakarta on Monday August 13.

First, is it true that Raden Muhammad Patma Anwar alias Ucok alias Empe alias Aa has been a member of BIN since 2000 with the rank of junior agent 3C.

Second, is it true that there was an order from BIN through Deputy Director II Manunggal Maladi to Sentot and Ucok to assassinate Munir before the 2004 presidential elections.

Third, is it true that a member of BIN named Wahyu Saronto (BIN IV Deputy Director) and Sentot were given an assignment together with Ucok, to visit the house of [controversial psychic] Ki Gendeng Pamungkas to use black magic on Munir.

Fourth, in the months of June and July 2004 or thereabouts did BIN, in this case represented by the Deputy Director of BIN (As’ad), issue an instruction that was given to Indra Setiawan (the former executive director of Garuda) to assign Pollycarpus to the corporate security section on a Garuda company flight.

“This is not just in the interests of our client but also for BIN, bearing in mind that there is “an impression” that the agency was involved in Munir’s death”, asserted Assegaf. (ndr/nrl)

[Translated by James Balowski.]