Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – PT Tambang Mas Sangihe filed a lawsuit against President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
Apart from Jokowi and Luhut, court case The statement was also addressed to National Police Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, Komnas HAM, Regent of Sangihe Islands, Mardi Posumah, Grace Kapal, to Sonny Posungulah and Andri Mailoor.
Meanwhile, the accused are Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesian Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia and Indonesian Ombudsman.
The plaintiff also asked the judge to order defendants I to V to compensate for material losses amounting to 37 million US dollars. In the meantime, he also requested the judge to punish Accused VI, Accused VII and Accused IX to compensate for the material losses of Rs 31.9 billion.
PT Tambang Mas Sangihe (TMS), which sued President Jokowi for Rp 1 trillion, owns a mining concession covering an area of 42 hectares (ha) on an island in North Sulawesi.
Referring to the company’s data in Minerba One Data Indonesia (MODI) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, TMS obtained a Production Operation Permit in the form of a Contract of Employment (KK) from the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources with decree number SK 163.K/MB.04/DJB/2021.
In this decree, TMS obtained a 33-year operating license which will take effect from January 29, 2021 to January 28, 2054.
The company address is Noble House Building, 30th Floor. Dr. Anak Agung Gde Agung’s Idea Kav.E4.2 No.2 Kuningan Timur Setiabudi, South Jakarta, led by Terrence Kirk Filbert as Chairman and CEO.
Meanwhile, in terms of shareholding, Canadian-based Sangihe Gold Corporation owns 70%. Meanwhile, 30% of the shares are held by Indonesian companies, namely PT Sungai Belayan Sejati (10%), PT Sangihe Prima Mineral (11%) and PT Sangihe Pratama Mineral (9%).
TMS is also reported to have obtained environmental feasibility decision approval from the provincial government of North Sulawesi (Sulut) on September 25, 2020.
However, according to the government, the environmental permit only confirms that in the short term commercial mining activities are only allowed to cover an area of 65.48 hectares (ha) of the total area of PT TMS’ KK of 42,000 ha.
Meanwhile, the government would assess the size of the 42,000 ha PT TMS KK area. The area is considered to be reduced to 25,000 ha.
In the middle of last year, the people of Sangihe strongly rejected the presence of the mine. PT TMS then won the lawsuit against the residents in the licensing dispute. On the other hand, they are currently filing a lawsuit with the Jakarta State Administrative Court.
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