, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was asked to order the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said to hold an overall investigative audit at Pertamina Energy Trading Ltd (Petral).

Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah said that the step was taken to expose various allegations of irregularities in crude oil imports and leakage of the state budget so far by Petral.

“PWYP Indonesia supports the government’s efforts to immediately conduct a comprehensive audit in the form of an investigative and forensic audit of Petral,” Maryati said in Jakarta, Monday (05/18/2015).

The audit is related to management, budget management, crude oil imports, and asset management.

Maryati hopes that the results of the second audit report will not only become documents but must be exposed to the public and followed up within the realm of law.

This is to provide certainty to the public and restore public confidence in law enforcement in the oil and gas sector.

“Therefore, we hope that the results of the investigative and forensic audits must uncover the actual practices that are suspected as oil and gas mafia and also to find out where the flow of crude oil imports has been flowing,” she said.

Maryati added that the investigative and forensic audit teams should also have involved some experts, both internal and independent.

“We ask the audit team to also involve law enforcement agencies such as the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Center for Reporting and Analysis of Financial Transactions (PPATK),” concluded Maryati. (Perw / Nrm)