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Antam files lawsuit on overlapping areas

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 20 2011   /  08:55 am

State mining company PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) is suing the regent of North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, for issuing decrees authorizing two private companies to continue mining nickel in Antam’s concession.

Antam’s attorney, Todung Mulya Lubis, said on Wednesday that his clients filed a lawsuit at the Kendari Administrative Court (PTUN) on Aug. 25 against former interim North Konawe regent Anwar Sulaiman, who issued the decrees.

Todung’s colleague Ahmad Irfan Arifin said that the court had scheduled a session to hear testimony from the former regent and representatives of the private companies.

According to Antam, the decrees, issued on May 11, allowed PT Duta Inti Perkasa Mineral (DIPM) and PT Sriwijaya Raya (SR) to conduct mining activities after obtaining their mining licenses (IUP).

“The regent has confirmed attendance at the hearing. DIPM’s r...