Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has formed a Regional Advocacy Committee in Papua Province as a forum for communication and advocacy between regulators and businesses.

KPK Commissioner Basaria Panjaitan noted in Jayapura on Thursday that the establishment of this forum aimed to accelerate the prevention of corruption, especially in the business sector.

"In this forum, both parties can deliver and resolve together the obstacles faced in creating a business environment with integrity," he remarked.

According to Panjaitan, the KPK had attempted to get the regional government and private entrepreneurs to sit together to find solutions to the four main problems in Papua, identified from the results of the "Focus Group Discussion" conducted with the association of the Kadin Papua umbrella, academics, and "Non-Government Organizations."

"The first problem concerns the procurement of goods and services related to not including the value of expertise in the RAB of the construction procurement project and indications of price negotiations for the Papua Procurement of Goods and Services project being conducted outside the prevailing mechanisms and rules," he noted.

He explained that the two, related to the weak application of the law for alleged corruption, were carried out by corporation, while thirdly, there is an indication of registration of land rights that are not in accordance with the procedures applied by unscrupulous business actors and BPN.

"The fourth is the absence of a cost reference standard in the process of procuring a work package for oil and gas exploration business activities, where we hope this committee can be a concrete form of collaborative action that results in a solution," he emphasized.

He added that the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Regional Advocacy Committee initiated by the KPK was not only formed at the regional level but also nationally.

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Reporting by Hendrina Dian Kandipi
Editing by Eliswan