Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia urges the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to target other Local Government officials related to the alleged corruption of the mining sector in the country.

PWYP Coordinator Maryati Abdullah said that the corruption mode of mining licensing as practiced by Southeast Sulawesi Governor Nur Alam could occur in several other regions. It is known, the KPK named Nur Alam as a suspect for being involved in corruption in nickel mining licenses for PT Anugerah Harisma Barokah.

She asserted that there were still many state apparatuses that allegedly violated regulations on granting mining permits with the issuance of Mining Business Permits (IUP) which had not yet been declared clean and clear (CnC). Therefore, continued Maryati, the KPK must follow up on the issue related to bribes or money laundering indications in the mining sector.

“KPK prevention data is already abundant. Just follow up,” Maryati said when contacted by CNNIndonesia.com, in Jakarta, Wednesday (8/24).

She said the potential for mining permit corruption is common in areas that have high natural resource reserves such as in Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Maryati revealed that corruption was also suspected to be rampant in other regions.

Maryati said that an indication of the rampant corruption gap was evident from the results of the PWYP analysis study related to controlling mining permits (IUP). Out of the 7,000 IUPs, 24 percent of companies do not have a Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP) and are not yet CnC certified.

In addition, said Maryati, more than 80 percent of companies holding IUP did not deposit reclamation and post-mining funds. In fact, he said, one of the conditions for the issuance of IUP by the local government was that the company had committed to deposit reclamation and post-mining funds.

“This is a sign of omission from the Regional Government. There are people who play. The issuance of IUP alone is a form of policy corruption, “said Maryati. (asa)

Source: here.