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From Palm Oil, Riau Potentially Lost Rp 107 Billion/Year



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From Palm Oil, Riau Potentially Lost Rp 107 Billion/Year

InfoSAWIT, BOGOR – Coordination meeting conducted by Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) in Bogor represented keynote speake, Vice Chairman of Corruption Eradicaction Commission, Lili Pintauli Siregar. It was conducted offline too at the hall of Hotel Permata Bogor. Many attended the meeting, such as, the members of SPKS, stakeholders from Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry in Economy, Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency, POPSI, and other smallholders, Thursday (25/11/2021).

In the opportunity, Chairman of SPKS District of Rokan Hulu, Yusro Fadly told that there are much potential in Riau not to get what natural resources provide, namely from palm oil sectors, such as, there is no profit sharing regulation from plantation sectors, including palm oil. “But for other sectors, such as, oil and gas, mineral, forestry, and tourism, profit sharing has been regulated,” Fadly said to InfoSAWIT.

Member of Riau Legislators, Suhardiman Amby told that besides massive lost from profit sharing tax, Riau also lost tax about Rp 107 billion per year. It happens for about 1,4 million hectares are illegal in the province.

Governor of Riau, H. Syamsuar told that palm oil plantations in Riau lay about 2,4 hectares but in fact, those who paid tax just covered 1,19 million hectares.

Fadly hoped, CEC could directly investigate and deliver solution from the problem. “We hope, commissioner of CEC could discuss it because this is not the same with Pancasila – Keadilan Sosial bagi Seluruh Rakyat Indonesia.

SPKS also thought this could be fraud to palm oil producer regions and there should be the same solution. “It is impossible if to realize Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate maximally if data about plantation is not fully finished, smallholders still face lots both in legal and groups,” he said. (T2)