Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) noted that there are still many companies holding mining business licenses (IUP) that do not have a Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP). Based on data from the Directorate General of Taxes in March 2014, there are 7,754 companies holding Mining License, 3,202 of which have not yet identified their Taxpayers Identification Number.

“Of all the permits we have seen, 24% of Mining License do not have Taxpayers Identification Number,” said The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Chairman Laode M Syarif during a Public Discussion on Coal Governance Improvement in Indonesia at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Central Jakarta, Thursday (8/6 / 2017).

Meanwhile, from the 2014 data recapitulation of the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, there are 10,918 Mining License (IUP) throughout Indonesia. A total of 6,041 had a clean & clear (CnC) status, and the remaining 4,877 had a non-CnC status. Meanwhile, in these 12 provinces, there are 7,501 licenses with 4,365 CNC and 3,136 non-CNC status.

“Based on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) research and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as well as the local government. There are more than 10,000 Mining Licenses, 40% are not CnC according to the definition of The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources”, said Laode.

He also regretted the contribution of the mining sector to development. Many areas have been extracted from their mining wealth, but development in the local area has not progressed.

“If we hold the loss, the infrastructure cannot be built, and it’s a shame. If the money can make a wide road, that is fine. Unfortunately, the cashflow is unclear,” said Laode.