TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) leaked the Paradise Papers document.

The contents relate to business people and state officials who do tax evasion in the world.

Indonesia’s Publish What You Pay (PWYP) National Coordinator Maryati Abdullah emphasized that tax evasion is a genuine moral crime.

Because of the intention, according to Maryati, it has violated state regulations.

“We consider it a moral crime,” said Maryati at the Warung Daun discussion, Jakarta, Saturday (11/11/2017).

According to Maryati, if the conglomerate succeeds in evading, the tax burden will be imposed on the lower middle class. Maryati said that this is also detrimental to the state in terms of income.

“Again, the poor people suffer losses. They pay taxes, collected in the country,” said Maryati.

Maryati also hopes that the government will immediately take firm action against tax evaders in Indonesia. Because if left to Maryati, she worries that business people and state officials will be calm to avoid tax collection.

“The government needs to continue what is the next step. Do not be silent and then walk away,” said Maryati.

The Paradise Papers document mentions several national figures, both outside and inside the country.

For Indonesia several names listed include Prabowo Subianto and Deputy Governor of DKI Sandiaga Uno.