Bangka Island and the Mining Feud

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) visited the Bangka Island of the North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, last week. The island have 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 last year 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. So, why did the KPK visit the island?

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