DPD RI Support Government Divestment of Freeport Shares


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - The House of Regional Representative (DPD) of the Republic of Indonesia held a National Seminar with the theme "Divestment of PT Freeport Indonesia Shares as a Realization of State Sovereignty for People's Prosperity". At the GBHN Room in the Parliament Complex Senayan Jakarta. Monday (13/8).

The DPD RI observed the difficulty of pulling the stretch of PT Freeport Indonesia's shares divestment. The process was carried out by PT Inalum (Persero) as the holding company of mining BUMN. After half a century of being controlled by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. having its address in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America, through a share divestment process, the Grasberg mine is expected to be truly returned to the motherland's lap.

"Through this seminar we all get detailed, precise, and credible information and information about the continuation of the Head of Agreement (HoA) in the future. In addition, as a material for the DPD to determine political strategic steps to find solutions to the interests of the nation and the State. We support the government's steps, especially PT. Inalum in continuing the divestment process, so that the hope of 51% ownership of shares will be realized soon, "said Chairman of DPD RI, Oesman Sapta while opening the seminar.

Likewise, Vice Chairman of DPD RI Nono Sampono said that the results of this seminar would produce a strategic solution from the DPD RI to the Government in accelerating the divestment process of PT Freeport's shares to truly belong to Indonesia.

"I hope this can be a significant contribution from DPD RI to the government in order to accelerate the continuation of the divestment process to be owned by Indonesia," continued Nono.

Chairman of the Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) Timotius Murip fully supports the government in the process of ownership of 51% of the shares to be owned by Indonesia. According to him, this is a step forward for the good and prosperity of the Papuan people who have suffered for decades because of exploitation carried out without providing equal returns to Papua's prosperity.

"We the Papuan People's Assembly fully support the government to take over PT Freeport to be owned by Indonesia. If there is a further agreement with Freeport, we the Papuan people would like to be involved and talk to the three parties of the government and freeport, there must be Papuans to sit as representative there, "said Timothy.

Turut hadir dalam Seminar Nasional tersebut Wakil Ketua DPD RI Akhmad Muqowam, Ketua Komite II DPD RI Parlindungan Purba, Direktur PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) atau Inalum Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Iwan Munajat (Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia/IAGI), dan Hikmahanto Juwana (Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia), Pemerintah Provinsi Papua, pimpinan/anggota Majelis Rakyat Papua, DPR Papua, pejabat Kementerian Energi Sumber Daya Mineral (ESDM), Kementerian Keuangan, dan Kementerian Dalam Negeri; pengurus asosiasi kaum professional, jajaran pimpinan pusat organisasi mahasiswa; dan pemimpin redaksi.

Also present at the National Seminar Vice Chairman of DPD RI Akhmad Muqowam, Chairman of Committee II DPD RI Parlindungan Purba, Director of PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminum (Persero) or Inalum Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Iwan Munajat (Association of Indonesian Geologists / IAGI), and Hikmahanto Juwana ( Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia), Papua Provincial Government, leaders / members of the Papua People's Assembly, DPR Papua, officials of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Home Affairs; board of association professionals, ranks of leaders of student organization centers; and editor in chief.

13 Agustus 2018