Stumbling over Coal
The extension of Tanito Harum’s mining permit is skirting round the law. President Jokowi’s consistency is being tested.
President Joko Widodo must ensure that the mining enterprises system is not in breach of Law No. 4/2009 on Minerals and Coal. The confusion over the Tanito Harum permit proves that the government is inconsistent in implementing policy and has stumbled into breaking the law.
The Tanito case is highly controversial. In January, four days before the contract ended, the company suddenly obtained a special mining business permit (IUPK). This p...