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[Koran Tempo] Coal smuggling risks becoming more widespread

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Encouraged by price increases and additional quotas.
JAKARTA – Extractive sector researcher from civil society organization Article 33 Indonesia, Ermy Sri Ardhyanti, urges the government to improve mining management and coal trading systems before increasing production quotas. He is worried that increasing the coal production quota will be followed by an increase in illegal mining and smuggling of mining products. "The risk is increasing because coal prices are currently continuing to rise," said Ermy to Tempo, yesterday