Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
The Jakarta Post
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Friday that Indonesia became the majority owner of PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) after increasing its share ownership from 9.36 percent to 51.23 percent through a US$3.85 billion deal.
“This majority ownership will be entirely for the benefit of our people. [….] Our income in tax, non-tax [revenues] and royalties will be bigger and better,” Jokowi said at the State Palace as aired live by Kompas.tv.
The President further said he had also received reports about PTFI’s commitments in smelter development and solutions to environmental issues as well as the settlement of 10 percent ownership of PTFI shares for Papua’s people.