2) Papua ESDM Fine with Freeport Indonesia CEO Resignation
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of Energy and Mineral Resource Department (ESDM) in Province of Papua, Bangun Manurung, said the resignation of Freeport Indonesia CEO Maroef Sjamsoeddin will not cause issues for the Papua government that has been striving to get ownership of Freeport share.
“What’s important is that Freeport Indonesia has the duty and obligation according to a work contract and obeys the laws and regulations that applied,” Bangun told Tempo on Monday, Jan 18.
Currently, the government of Papua is striving to get ownership of Freeport share after 50 years operating in Papua. Previously, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Papua’s participation as shareholder in Freeport must be decided this year.
“The government and the indigenous people of Papua should have a dividend every year. That is what we are still discussing,” Lukas told Tempo on Dec. 16, 2015.
Bangun claimed he does not know the reason why Maroef stepped down from his position. “This is the first time that a Freeport Indonesia CEO has resigned,” he said.
Maroef only worked three months as the CEO of Freeport Indonesia. Bangun rarely communicated with Maroef related to Papua’s share negotiation of the US mining company.
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Ayomi Amindoni, thejakartapost.com, Jakarta | National | Tue, January 19 2016, 3:57 PM -