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Watchdog coalition opposes impending mining regulation 

  • Norman Harsono

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 18 2020   /  01:00 am
Activists protest passing of the revised Mining Law in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on Tuesday (12/5).(Handout/Handout)

A watchdog coalition has called for the government to delay passing a mining government regulation (PP) until after the Constitutional Court (MK) makes a key decision on the 2020 Mining Law, which lays a legal basis for the regulation. The eight-member Clean Indonesia Coalition argued that the government's efforts to pass the regulation would “all go to waste” should the court nullify the mining law, deliberations of which are still ongoing in Jakarta. “They focus on economic infrastructure but ignore democratic infrastructure. They did not even consider the court process when drafting the regulation,” said coalition spokesman Arip “Yogi” Yogiawan, who also works for the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), on Tuesday. The government regulation on mining activity is the nearest to completion among three similar regulations being drafte...