BKPM Said to Revoke Fishing Company’s Investment License Amid Slavery Allegations
Jakarta. The Investment Coordinating Board, or BKPM, will revoke the investment license of fishing company Pusaka Benjina Resources for violation of its permits and amid allegations of slavery, according to state-run Antara news.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti found that, after conducting a close investigation of the company, PBR had a different number of fishing vessels listed for its fishing permit and on its fishing vessels permit, Antara reported.
Susi later shuttered the company and asked BKPM to revoke the company’s license permit.
“The ministry is the one that can revoke the company’s work permit. BKPM can only revoke the company’s investment license,” BKPM head Franky Sibarani said last week.
The company was the subject of an Associated Press investigation that discovered hundreds of foreign workers, mainly from Myanmar, were working in captivity without pay and subjected to torture.
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Source: The Jakarta Globe