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Freeport needs to stand up to Indonesia over the CoW issue

  • Will Hickey
    Will Hickey

    Associate professor for the School of Government and Public Policy in Jakarta

Jakarta | Mon, February 27, 2017 | 05:28 pm
Freeport needs to stand up to Indonesia over the CoW issue A copy of draft revision to Government Regulation No. 23/2010 on the management of mineral and coal businesses obtained by The Jakarta Post late on Thursday. (The Jakarta Post/Rendi A. Witular)

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Normally, a 50-year mining project like Freeport’s Grassberg mine would deign it high time to turn its operations over to the local government, which would also be expedient politically. However, in this case, Freeport is correct to stand its ground against Indonesia in insisting its contract of work (CoW) be honored, extended and not converted into a licensing agreement that has the pote...

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