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Freeport says it is ready to pay the water tax debt

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Jayapura, Jubi – PT Freeport Indonesia declared its willingness to implement the result of Tax Court Decision Number Put-70853 / PPMXVB / 24/2017 dated January 18, 2017 ie paying Water Tax to the Government of Papua Province amounting to Rp5.3 trillion.

The agreement was reached in a meeting of Facilitating Payment of Surface Water Tax (PAP) of Tax Court Result between the Provincial Government of Papua and PT Freeport Indonesia, which was facilitated by the Directorate General of MoHA Regional Finance Development on Friday (4/8/2017) in Jakarta.

“The most important point formulated as a result of this meeting is that in the near future, Freeport must meet with the Governor of Papua to discuss payment in stages, as long as it is not contrary to the legislation and Court Decisions,” said Head of the Papua Regional Revenue Management Agency, Gerson Jitmau in a press release in Jayapura, Sunday (6/8/2017).

The first point of the three contents of the agreement stipulates that Freeport is obliged to pay the Surface Water Surface Tax (PAP) from 2011 to July 2017, including administrative sanctions in the form of a 100 percent penalty of the total tax based on appeal in accordance with Law No.14 / 2002.

According to him, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed, there are no longer negotiating meetings in Jakarta because the tax court decision has been fixed with permanent legal force.

“So Freeport must immediately coordinate with the Governor of Papua to make the payment.” It’s been 50 years since it operates, so Freeport should not neglect its obligation because it is also to support the will and welfare of the people of Papua, “said Jitmau.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Commission III of the Papua Parliament, Carolus Bolly, appreciated all parties who were quite persistent in fighting for the right of the Papuan people, approximately three years, in the case of the PAP dispute. He also hopes the PTFI receive and run the agreement together.

Previously, in February 2017, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe asked PT Freeport Indonesia to implement the Indonesian Tax Court’s decision regarding the payment of surface water taxes, but it was ignored.

PTFI’s tax lawsuit was filed by the Papua Government to collect PT Freeport’s tax-paying shortfall as submitted by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in its audit results, which questioned PTFI’s tax-paying shortfall on surface water used from 2011 to 2015.

The local government then sent a letter to Freeport to immediately settle the tax shortfall, but PTFI rejected it and filed a lawsuit with the Indonesian Tax Court.

“Praise God, the lawsuit was rejected. Well now it must be resolved, “said the Governor. (*)

 

Source: tabloidjubi.com

Editor: Zely Ariane

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Migration is a factor of increasing poverty in Papua

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Indigenous Papuans. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Septer Manufandu, the former Executive Secretary of Non-Governmental Organization Working Forum of Papua (FOKER LSM Papua), stated stakeholders in Papua need to the right solution to strict the flow of migration into Papua.

So far, he said that Papua is an open region and anyone is free to come to Papua without strict control. Therefore he urges the authority to establish a proper mechanism to control the migration, but respect everyone’s right at the same time.

“In the Special Regulation about Population, it does not prohibit people outside of Papua to enter Papua, but rather to control it. So migrants must have a clear purpose coming to Papua,” Manufandu told Jubi on Friday (9/9/2018).

Meanwhile, a Papua Parliament Member Mustakim said a factor that causes the increase in the percentage of poverty in Papua is the rapid influx of migrants.

“No matter how hard the government tried to reduce the poverty rate in Papua, it becomes difficult to work as people from the outside continue to come,” said Mustakim.

Furthermore, he said a proper solution to regulate the influx of population in Papua is the government should stipulate the provincial regulation (Perdasi) or special regional regulation (Perdasus) on migration. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

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Enembe plans to review autonomy funds distribution

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Papua Governor Lukas Enembe stood in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Office. – Jubi / Alex

Jakarta, Jubi – Governor Lukas Enembe said he would evaluate the distributions of Special Autonomy funds allocated for districts and municipality in Papua. Before, the 80 per cent of funds were allocated for districts and municipality, while the remaining 20 per cent was for the provincial government.

“We will recalculate the distribution of autonomy funds and implement what it has been best decided,” the governor told reporters on Wednesday (5/9/2018) in Jakarta.

Regarding the number of funds allocated, he said the provincial government could not yet determine the portions for each district and municipality because it would decide through a thorough study.

“We shouldn’t talk irresponsibly, because it needs the more in-depth study to decide. The distribution of the autonomy funds must not cause problems in the future, and it should be agreed by all regional governments,” he said.

Moreover, the governor said the Papua Provincial Government need to allocate a large portion of its provincial budget for the realization of the National Sports Event 2020. In addition, the handover of high school management from the regional governments to the provincial government also need a lot of funds. (*)

Reporter: Alex Loen

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