Jakarta, OG Indonesia – Paying attention to the development of the situation after the dismissal of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Archandra Tahar related to the dual status of citizenship that he bears, Publish What You Pay Indonesia (PWYP Indonesia), a coalition of 35 civil society organizations in Indonesia that pay attention to issues of governance improvement oil and gas extractive industries, mining and natural resources, asked President Jokowi to immediately appoint a definitive Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.

“This is due to the large number of strategic agendas in the energy and mineral resources sector that must be resolved immediately, policy/decision making, as well as governance reform agendas that must be continued, both in the upstream and downstream sectors,” explained Maryati Abdullah, National Coordinator PWYP Indonesia in a press release received by OG Indonesia, Tuesday (08/23).

Maryati explained, the energy and mineral resources sector is a vital sector of development, which needs to be ensured in its proper management by ensuring consistent and measured political policy support and creating a conducive and prudent climate-without interfering interests of individual individuals/groups of renters.

“It must also support national energy security, sustainable development, and as much as possible for the welfare of society,” she explained.

Maryati also explained the 10 criteria of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources which should be selected and determined by President Jokowi according to Publish What You Pay Indonesia Coalition, namely:
1. Uphold and have trusted integrity.
2. Be honest, have a clean reputation, and have never indicated corruption, money laundering practices, and other criminal acts.
3. Having background knowledge, experience, and concern in the field of energy and mineral resources.
4. Do not have affiliations and conflicts of interest (conflicts of interest) with related businesses in the energy and mineral resources sector (oil and gas, minerals and coal, electricity, as well as renewable energy).
5. Commit to publishing assets and assets in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
6. Comply with tax obligations and comply with applicable tax regulations.
7. Not from certain political parties, can come from professionals, observers, and practitioners.
8. Uphold the principles of professionalism, transparency, and accountability as well as good organizational governance.
9. Have a commitment to improving the management of energy and mineral resources that are sustainable and in favor of the interests of the nation.
10. Having a vision and mission to achieve energy security and independence, and increase added value that provides maximum benefits for the prosperity of the community.

Source: here.