, JAKARTA – Coordination and supervision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in the mining sector still leaves 3,966 problematic Mining Business Permits (IUPs) accompanied by thousands of other companies suspected of not paying taxes.

The Anti Mafia Mining Coalition said that the coordination and supervision activities carried out by the KPK since 2 years ago still left homework. Among them are there are still around thousands of mines that have not received the status of Clean and Clear (CnC) and are suspected of not paying taxes. Civil society groups are also part of the coordination and supervision by the KPK.

“There is still unfinished homework. Nearly 4,000 non-CnC IUPs, 1,087 NPWP of IUPs were not indicated, “said PWYP Indonesia Policy Researcher, Wiko Saputra in a joint statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (10/5).

It is known, the Corruption Eradication Commission and other related institutions conducted research related to corruption indications 3,966 IUP with a deadline of May 12, 2016. The coordination and supervision was previously carried out together with governors throughout Indonesia.

Wiko emphasized that the other problem was also related to the 6.3 million hectares of permits allegedly still in conservation and protection forests. The Coalition reminded that the evaluation deadline must be conducted this month, based on ESDM Regulation No.43 / 2015 concerning Evaluation Procedures for the Issuance of Mineral and Coal Mining Business Permits.

Therefore, continued Wiko, civil society needs to oversee the process of controlling problematic mining permits by all governors in Indonesia. The coalition note also states that the state still has accounts receivable in the mining sector, especially the Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP).

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