JAKARTA, WOL – The civil society coalition, Publish What You Pay Indonesia (PWYP) urges the government to immediately follow up on the audit findings of PT Pertamina’s subsidiary, Pertamina Energy Trading Limited (Petral) into the realm of law.

Chairman of the PWYP Indonesia Steering Committee, Fabby Tumiwa, stressed that the government could carry out further investigations and investigations, including calculating the aspects of state losses.

“Apart from that, we ask the President Director of Pertamina to activate Pertamina’s internal supervisory unit to carry out an internal investigation to identify a number of parties in Pertamina who may be involved,” said Fabby, in his written statement.

Fabby also said that he disclosed the results of the audit to the public so as not to cause confusion of information and the public could participate in monitoring.

Meanwhile, the Coordinator of PWYP Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah explained, the importance of Petral’s audit results to be made public as the Government’s commitment to increasing transparency and accountability in the oil and gas industry sector.

Furthermore, said Maryati, the government was also asked to calculate the value of state losses and further analysis of the audit results. So that later it is expected to be able to assist the Government in improving the crude oil procurement mechanism for domestic fuel needs.

“Because with transparency in the crude oil supply chain, state losses can be prevented, efficiency can be increased, and in the end, it will benefit the public and society as fuel consumers. The improvement of the crude oil procurement system through the current ISC must also be continuously improved in terms of performance and transparency to the public, “said Maryati.

As is known, the results of the forensic audit on Petral stated that there was an irregularity in the procurement of crude oil in 2012-2014. Based on the findings of the Kordha-Mentha auditing agency, the oil and gas (oil and gas) mafia network has controlled oil supply contracts worth USD 18 billion or around IDR 250 trillion for three years. (Rls / data1)