Indonesia is a vast country rich in natural resources. If managed well, these resources could potentially cover Indonesia’s substantial debt. #aminkanindonesia
JAKARTA | KBA – The pair of Anies Baswedan and Muhaimin Iskandar (AMIN) will bring changes in many sectors if they win in the 2024 Presidential Election. One of the changes includes evaluating mining operations that potentially damage the environment.
This was stated by Muhaimin Iskandar while speaking at the Mukernas MUI in Jakarta, on Friday, December 1, 2023.
“Mining that does not consider environmental damage and is monopolistic and closed in its utilization for the greatest prosperity of the people will not be tolerated, but rather evaluated,” he said.
Therefore, he said, mining in Indonesia should not be exploitative but should truly provide a solution for the economy in the respective regional or territorial areas.
“Clearly, those who are large can remain so, but do not forget those who do not have access to natural resources must be given the broadest possible access in a more just and prosperous manner,” he explained.
According to him, Indonesia is a large country rich in natural resources. If these potentials are well managed, one of the benefits could be to cover a portion of Indonesia’s substantial debt.
“Imagine, just five districts from Eastern Indonesia alone, their wealth could at least meet some of the needs to cover the installments of our country’s debt,” he said.
However, the reality, Muhaimin continued, is that currently, Indonesia receives too little a portion from its own natural resources. “Therefore, it does not provide a just aspect in the use of natural resources,” he stated. (kba)