NGOs must report foreign money to ministry
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Lawmakers want to require all NGOs receiving money from overseas to submit a financial report to the Home Ministry for auditing.
Auditing and monitoring would be done by the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK), lawmaker Abdul Malik Haramain, who chairs the House committee deliberating revisions to the Law on Mass Organizations, said.
“The government will carry out the monitoring, evaluation and audit regularly,” Abdul Malik said as quoted by Antara on Thursday.
Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi previously said that the government wanted the bill revising the law to require all mass organizations to register with the ministry.
Any organization that did not register with the government would be classified as noncompliant and ineligible to receive government services, such as public assembly permits, Gamawan said.
“We will tell the National Police not to issue permits to these kind of organization,” Gamawan added.
Lawmakers have also been discussing whether to classify Greenpeace Indonesia as a foreign organization. Abdul Malik said that the environmental group was a local organization that must abide by regulations to submit a financial report to the Home Ministry.