Thursday, 12 March 2015


The Commission VII of Parliament led by Zairullah Azhar made direct inspection on coal mining in Jorong, Tanah, Laut, and South Kalimantan. The BKP2B PT Jorong Barutama Greston (JBG) was one of the mining sites inspected by Commission VII of House. After brief explanation by JBG, the team inspected the mining site and witnessed how legal minds could be so easily possessed by illegal miners who operated without permit. This was disclosed by the Public Relations Dept. of House on Monday (9/2).

According to Gde Wdiada, Head of Technical Division of PT JBG to total area of mines exploited by permitless miners was quite expansive. He expected that the takeover of legal mines by illegal miners complete with heavy equipment’s could be stopped and tackled. He feared that in the future when JBG was no longer in operation illegal mining would be at large.

In response to the explanation, Zairulah Anhar wished the matter could be settled without advantaging all parties especially the people of South Kalimantan. All parties, including the police must be invited to discuss matters so all problems could be solved.

Member of Commission VII o House Mustofa Assegaf stated he was disheartened to see all the problems afield. Law enforcers were expected to act firmly on illegal miners. He used to hear reports but now he had seen law breaking directly now the House must find ways to troubleshoot problems.
To Form Minerba Working Committee

Head of Commission VII of House Zairullah Azhar disclosed that there were some conclusions drawn from technical inspection to some mining sites, among them was to PT Jorong Baturama Greston in Tanah Laut. The case of land reclamation and execution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needed improvement.

Besides, Commission VII of House would follow up their technical visit by recommending to set up a Working Committee for Coal Mining. Besides, to ask the Police Commander of South Kalimantan to enforce law on illegal mining.

Follow up to the formation of The Minerba Working Committee (Panja minerba) was to invite members of PKP2B. Through this Committee the case would be dissected with focus on renegotiation of minerba, Land Reclamation and Benefit for people’s Economy. (SS)

Business News - February 13, 2015

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