Muhammadiyah proceeds with judicial review
Jakarta: Muhammadiyah, the country’s second-largest Muslim organization, will continue with its request for the Constitutional Court review of the 2001 Oil and Gas Law.
“The coming agenda will be on Thursday next week when we will complete our documents to meet the Constitutional Court’s requirements,” Muhammadiyah lawyer Umar Husin told The Jakarta Post on Friday.
He said that after completing the necessary documents, Muhammadiyah would present several experts, including former coordinating economic minister Kwik Kian Gie, former justice minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra and economic observer Ichsanudin Noorsy.
The organization considers that the current Oil and Gas Law contravenes Article 33 of the Constitution because it leaves room for foreign companies to exploit Indonesia’s oil and gas resources while causing enormous state losses.
Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsuddin, who submitted the judicial review request in person on March 23, called the judicial review a “great legal struggle” and declared it a “jihad”.
Also on Friday, businessman Iwan Piliang said he support Din Syamsuddin’s intent to review the 2001 Oil and Gas Law.
“According to my observations, the law has allowed practices that cause state losses,” he said.
Iwan said that the losses could be observed by many indicators, such as the in-transfer pricing practices, both for exports and imports, as well as collusive practices at oil and gas regulator (BP Migas) and the swell of cost recovery funding.
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