Kupang (ANTARA News) – State losses due to mining activities in Nusa Tenggara (Nusra) which include East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara calculated by the Anti-Mafia Mining Coalition NGO in Kupang reached Rp64.47 billion.

“The Coalition calculation results found the potential for state losses in the Nusra region from land rent fees referring to PP No. 9/2012 on Tariffs and Types of Non-Tax Revenue,” NTT’s Environment Program Manager (Walhi), Melkior Nahar, told Antara, in Kupang , Thursday.

He said from the calculation that there was obtained a significant difference between the potential of regional revenue and its realization. The difference between the realization of regional revenue and its potential is what we call the potential loss.

The results of the calculation of the Anti-Mafia Mining Coalition show that from 2010-2013 the estimated potential loss of revenue reached a total of Rp64.47 billion, with details in NTT Province amounting to Rp43.07 and in NTB Province amounting to Rp21.4 billion.

“Information disclosure in all fields has been mandated in Law No. 14 of 2008 concerning public information disclosure (KIP). The implementation of this law has been emphasized by the president for all central and regional governments to open public data for the benefit of the general public including data on company licenses, environmental impact assessments and other mining policies, “he said.

The experience of the Anti Mafia Mining Coalition in NTT and NTB shows that local governments do not have a commitment to public information disclosure and choose to close data and information related to mining business permit documents, operational and post-mining stages.

Therefore the coalition recommends 11 things including the Government as the licensor to immediately stop mining in the Conservation Forest and Protection Forest Areas and urges the KPK to investigate possible corruption cases in granting permits in the Conservation and Protection Areas.

Urge the Director General of Mineral and Coal to expand the criteria of “clear and clean” or (CnC) in mining business activities to pay attention to aspects of Human Rights, community socio-economic rights and environmental protection.

Urge permit issuing officials to revoke mining licenses that conflict with applicable laws and regulations, including non-CnC (not yet put in reclamation and post-mining guarantees) while continuing to process law enforcement for violations (taxes, environmental damage, etc.) and urgently The KPK investigated the possibility of corruption in the granting of the problematic IUP.

Requesting the government to conduct a moratorium and at the same time review all mining licenses that have been issued to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

The Korsup Minerba Team of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the central and regional governments are required to publish licenses that have been revoked through media that are cheap and easily accessible to the public so that they can carry out post-revocation surveillance.

Urge the government to carry out its oversight and law enforcement functions to the maximum to ensure there is no land conversion or crime in the forest and land sector by involving civil society.

Law enforcement officials at the central and regional levels to increase the handling and resolution of cases related to crimes and human rights violations in the mineral and coal sector.

The government needs to develop a blacklist scheme and make it public to companies and business owners who violate the use of licenses and harm the state and inform the public and the banks.

Asking Korsup Minerba KPK and the government to accommodate the safety aspects of citizens and the environment in controlling, structuring permits and law enforcement.

Urge the government to improve PNBP management mechanisms that have the potential to lose state revenue from land rent fees and royalties, including the need for curbing, as part of optimizing state revenue. The KPK was asked to develop an investigation into the findings of potential state losses from land rent and royalty fees.

The government must clarify the status of mining areas after the revocation of IUP, the mechanism must be ensured transparently and rehabilitation is carried out first.