The Indonesian government says it is willing to grant Freeport Indonesia a special permit to continue its lucrative mining operations in Papua province.
The Indonesian government has apparently just pledged to grant Freeport Mcmoran Mining a 20 year longer special permit for the Grasberg mine in West Papua, the largest goldmine in the world.
Freeport Indonesia, a local unit of the US miner Freeport-McMoRan, has been in discussions with Jakarta about amendments to its existing contract which expires in 2021.
The Jakarta Globe reports an official at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry as saying the government and Freeport have agreed on a new 20-year arrangement.
Freeport is actively funding the genocide in West Papua by being Indonesia’s biggest taxpayer and paying the Indonesian military over 3 million dollars a year.
The Indonesian government originally gave the mining rights to Freeport even before West Papua was illegally occupied by Indonesia so the fact that they have given them new mining rights until 2041 comes as no surprise.
The Indonesian government has no right to give mining rights to a company because Indonesia has no legal right to occupy West Papua. They arrogantly assume that they will still be occupying West Papua in 2041 but we know the truth that one day West Papua will finally be free.
No blood money can ever buy West Papua. We will continue struggling into full freedom!