Jakarta – Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Busyro Muqoddas said that prevention efforts would be more effective in dealing with corruption in the oil and gas sector. In addition, the management of the oil and gas and mining sectors, he said, must be based on the concept of people empowering.

“Deal with prevention. Korsup (coordination of supervision) in coal minerals is effective, “said Busyro Muqoddas in a discussion titled” Open Government and Transparency of the Natural Resources sector “at the Saripan Pacific hotel, Jakarta, Tuesday (7/10).

He said that the KPK approach was people empowering, asking various parties, stakeholders and the public to understand oil and gas management and mining to advance and prosper the community. In this approach, the House of Representatives (DPR) is considered Busyro to be an important party because, with good policies, the management of natural resources can be regulated with the right objectives including providing benefits for the community not only to entrepreneurs or investors.

He added that in 2014, the KPK had five focuses in coordinating the supervision of coal minerals, namely first, structuring mining business licenses, secondly implementing the financial obligations of mining and coal mining businesses. Third, the implementation of supervision of the production of mining minerals, fourth, the implementation of the obligations of processing and refining of mineral and mining products and fifth, the implementation of supervision of sales and transportation or the utilization of mining products.

On the same occasion, Arif Budimanta from the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) -Jusuf Kalla (JK) Economic Transition Team said the need for strict supervision in the oil and gas sector. He admitted that what was still lacking from the oil and gas sector was the lack of benefits that could be provided to the surrounding community.

“In our opinion, if we build good governance, then what should we do from the earliest process? Issuance of permission. Not until then because of the spirit of affirmative action, who can get permission illegally, “said Arif Budimanta.

With the lack of proper consideration of permits so the governance would hard to be organized so that it would not only complicate the government but also not bring benefits to the community.

In addition to mining permits, what is also a point of concern are exploration and exploitation then state revenue to state revenue management.

The discussion is part of a series of public discussion events and national workshops with the theme “Transparency and Eradication of Corruption in the Oil and Gas-Mining Sector – Action Agenda for a New Government” by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, which is the Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Governance of Resources Extraction

Source: Beritasatu.com