Tentacles of the Nickel Mines
Monday, 31 January 2022
What is the involvement of Central Sulawesi businessman and NasDem Party vice general chair Ahmad Ali in the mess surrounding nickel mining licenses in Sulawesi?
Tens of nickel mining companies in Central Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi—the two provinces with the largest nickel reserves in Indonesia—did not participate in any bidding process, used forged documents, and are not authorized to clear forestland. Illegal nickel was sold to China during a moratorium on ore export. The government’s intention to build an environmental-friendly source of energy for electric vehicles has led...
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