Tuesday, October 31, 2006

BP Migas chairmanship price tag: Rp15 billion

I got information from a friend legislator that candidates for Upstream Oil & Gas Regulatory Body (BP Migas) chairman could win the upcoming selection (to replace Kardaya Warnika) with at least Rp15 billion investment (read as bribery) to buy the votes.

"You don't have to have Rp15 billion in hands. We could help you to get sponsorship with certain concessions," he said. The House of Representative (DPR) will conduct fit and proper test to select the new BP Migas chairman, one of the most powerful position in the country's oil & gas business.
I wonder whether Kardaya spent that much when he competes with Iin Arifin Takhyan (currently vice president director of Pertamina) and Triyana Kartoatmodjo (currently deputy chairman of BP Migas) for the post early last year.
Iin was initially the strongest candidate endorsed by government, but Kardaya won majority support from DPR, Tempointeraktif.com reported last year.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So little? Suggests that the post is largely cermonial. Real power would be worth a lot more than that. Who is monitoring the DPR committee? Is KPK looking at this process. It remains a blight on getting quality management is Indonesia's multitude of SOEs.

October 31, 2006 11:01 AM  

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