REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) assured the money in the bank account of Yayasan Keadilan untuk Semua (YKUS, Justice for All Foundation) came from the people as donation. The money was from donors, it was not illegal and did not came from result of a crime. "It was from those who sincerely gave charity from their wealth and contributed to the people who participated defend Islam 411 and 212 rally," GNPF's lawyer, Kapitra Ampera said in Central Jakarta, Thursday (Feb 16) regarding the alleged money laundering of the foundation who lend its bank account to the movement to defend Islam.
Looking back to the process of fund raising by GNPF, Kapitra assessed it was normal. The information of fund raising was viral in the social media. The people were pleased to donate and transfered their donation to the account. "This money belongs to the people. There were 5,000 donation, 5,000 donors contributed to defend Islam. Everyone knew it was not the result of a crime," Kapitra reiterated.
According to Kapitra, the people were excited to be part of the movement. It was the spirit of Islam that moved them. "Lot of people (donors) also came straight away. It's about the spirit of Muslims, could not be prevented," Kapitra said.
Kapitra explained the case of money laundering must involve money from the proceeds of crime and then invested it somewhere else to disguise the crime. Therefore, according to Kapitra, if the investigators applied such article then they could find out who did it so the money moved to the account of the foundation. "Please use logic," he remarked.