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Indonesian Legislators: MEF Should Anticipate Tax Evasion of Palm Oil Entity



Indonesian Legislators: MEF Should Anticipate Tax Evasion of Palm Oil Entity

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The standing committee of Penyelesaian Penggunaan dan Pelepasan Kawasan Hutan Commission IV Indonesian Legislators urged Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) to anticipate the modus of any corporate which has been substituted to be cooperation by any stakeholders in forest areas to avoid administration fine based on Chapter 110 B Regulation Number 11 / 2020 about Cipta Kerja.

Vice Chairman of Commission IV Indonesian Legislators, Dedi Mulyadi told the standing committee would call MEF namely General Director of Law Enforcement not to be doubtful to deliver sanction for those who cultivate the forests without having permits from the country.

“It has to be done by taking Corruption Eradication Commission, Indonesian Police, and the Attorney which they are consent to solve the public issues,” he said in the hearing with the standing committee with General Secretary of MEF, General Director of Forestry and Environment Planology, and General Director of Law Enforcement MEF at Gedung Nusantara, Senayan, Jakarta in the early of July 2022. 

In the meeting, member of Standing Committee of Penyelesaian Penggunaan dan Pelepasan Kawasan Hutan Commission IV Indonesian Legislators, Yohanis Fransiskus Lema questioned about the challenges to improve forest and environmental damages.

General Secretary of MEF mentioned, the challenges to improve the forest and environmental damages are the limited data from high resolution - satellite image, the limited budget, limited appraisal persons, limited field verification persons, limited spatial team, limited audit financial data report on the subject, modus to case ‘on behalf of the people’, the different norm interpretation in Cipta Kerja and Government’s Regulation Number 24 / 2011 about the administrative fine calculation.

“I honestly knew these. I do not have ideas to solve the challenges. I am afraid, this could be justification and make us blunt if there is no strategy to solve the challenges,” he said and proposed to make special committee to encourage MEF to effectively work. (T2)


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