Up to the middle of 1998, PT Bogasari, was only operated as flour miller which received orders for milling from BULOG
(the stated own national logistic body) which was entrusted by the Government to take the control of wheat import and flour distribution in the country.
BULOG is no longer the sole authority in importing wheat and distributing wheat flour.
From originally only three regular brands popular during the BULOG era, Bogasari has now developed about 30 new brands for more specialized segments, among others Segitiga Biru, Cakra Kembar, Kunci, Pena Kembar, Taj Mahal, Kastil, Lencana Merah and Payung.
In the case of Tanjung, Fahmi told the court the speaker ''knew or at least had knowledge that the BULOG money could not be used except in the interests of BULOG.
However, defense attorney Amir Syamsuddin argued that the money had been disbursed at the permission of then BULOG Chairman Rahardi Ramelan and legalized by Habibie.
Wiranto has said that of the 10 billion rupiah he got from BULOG, at least 1 billion rupiah was to be used for setting up the Commission for Peace and Stability to ensure people in East Timor voted against independence from Indonesia in a U.
Prosecutors have said they have documents showing the disbursement from BULOG was never accounted for properly.
BULOG was formed in April 1939 during Dutch colonial rule and, after several name and role changes, was assigned to deal with logistics management and act as a central body regulating the distribution of key commodities.
Wiranto also admitted to receiving money from BULOG.
The 54 billion rupiah scandal began when former BULOG Chairman Rahardi Ramelan said he had handed 40 billion rupiah to Tanjung and another 10 billion rupiah to Wiranto in 1999.
The probe involves a land-swap deal between BULOG and P.
Prosecutors have said they have documents showing a disbursement from BULOG that was never accounted for properly.