InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The proposal to audit palm oil plantation sector should be clear and focused in order not to raise legal uncertainty because the government has series of regulation about Business Rights.
Legal business expert of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Rio Christiawan said, the audit about Business Rights is the government’s rights to monitor thought it covered the abandoned areas. The government actually has regulated about allocation, land use, and abandoned areas in the Business Rights.
Rio thought, in plantation industry for specific, the government monitored the Business Rights allocation and use, buildings, or other land rights by assessing the plantation business and Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) activity. This is also regulated in President’s Regulation Number 44 / 2020.
He also suggested, the audit of Business Rights should be clear. If there is no focus or clarity in Business Rights audit, there would be contradiction in regulation or overlapping regulations with abandoned areas, the plantation business assessment or ISPO itself.
He continued, if the contradiction happens, there would be uncertain regulation in Business Rights monitoring and this would be the burden for the stakeholders. “This would open gaps to conduct corruption by saying ‘doing monitoring,” Rio said to InfoSAWIT. (T2)