Two years ago, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) visited the Bangka Island of the North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi. The Island has been the center of attention for the past several years after the residents decided to fight against the decision of the regency government to grant an exploration license to PT Mikgro Metal Perdana (MMP). In 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the residents and ordered the regency government to terminate the disputed license. The verdict was only executed in 2017 when the position of Minister of Energy Mineral Resources was given to Ignasius Jonan. The problem within the Provincial Government related to the spatial planning of the Island had also been resolved. We wonder why the KPK visit the Island but since then nothing really happened, until recently. We learned that the Company had filed a complaint against Pahala Nainggolan, KPK’s Deputy of Prevention.

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