Jakarta, PetroEnergy.id – Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah, stated that the coalition of 35 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Indonesia is currently paying attention to the issue of improving governance in the oil and gas extractive industries, mining and natural resources, asking President Jokowi to immediately establish a definitive Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.

“Moreover, there are many strategic agendas in the energy and mineral resources sector that must be resolved immediately, policy / decision making, and governance reform agendas that must be continued, both in the upstream and downstream sectors.” said Maryati in a press statement received by PetroEnergy on August 22, 2016.

She added, the energy and mineral resources sector was a vital sector of development, which needed to be ensured in its proper management; ensuring consistent and measurable political policy support; the creation of a conducive and prudent climate – without the interference of individual interests or rent-seeking interests; support national energy security, sustainable development and as much as possible for the welfare of society.

The following criteria of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources should be selected and determined by President Jokowi according to Publish What You Pay Indonesia Coalition:
1. Uphold and have trusted integrity.
2. Be honest, have a clean reputation, and have never indicated corruption, money laundering practices, and other criminal acts.
3. Having background knowledge, experience, and concern in the field of energy and mineral resources.
4. Do not have affiliations and conflicts of interest (conflicts of interest) with related businesses in the energy and mineral resources sector (oil and gas, minerals and coal, electricity, as well as renewable energy).
5. Commit to publishing assets and assets in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
6. Comply with tax obligations and comply with applicable tax regulations.
7. Not from certain political parties, can come from professionals, observers, and practitioners.
8. Uphold the principles of professionalism, transparency, and accountability as well as good organizational governance.
9. Have a commitment to improving the management of energy and mineral resources that are sustainable and in favor of the interests of the nation.
10. Having a vision and mission to achieve energy security and independence, and increase added value that provides maximum benefits for the prosperity of the community. (adi)