thejakartapost.com on December 23, 2011 reported that Judges at the Pekanbaru Corruption Court on Thursday handed down a four-year sentence against former Siak regent Arwin AS for his involvement in a graft case over the issuance of forestry permits. The court also demanded Arwin pay a fine of Rp 200 million (US$23,500) or face another two months in prison, and return Rp 800 million and $2,000 to the state, failing which his assets would be seized in one month’s time. If the value of the assets proves inadequate, Arwin will face another 10 months in jail. The verdict against Arwin, who was Siak regent for two terms, was read out by the judges on Thursday. The panel of judges, led by Muefri, determined that Arwin was guilty of committing graft in granting permits to five forestry companies operating in Siak – PT Bina Daya Bintara, PT Nasional Timber and Forest Product, PT Seraya Sumber Lestari, PT Balai Kayang Mandiri and PT Rimba Mandau Lestari.