Hillary Wants Indonesia to Allow Freeport to Continue Its Gold Mining in West Papua
The two reasons for Hillary Clinton’s visit to Indonesia:
The U.S. Government plans to build a new U.S. embassy in Jakarta. According to the plan, the new embassy complex will include a main building with 10 floors, parking, several secondary buildings, consular waiting rooms, three entrance gates and the restoration of a historic building within the complex.
These buildings will be used mainly by staff of the U.S. embassy and the U.S. mission to ASEAN with a work space of 36,000 square meters. With this current proposal, the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta will be the third largest embassy after Iraq and Pakistan. The project is worth US$ 450 million (about Rp. 4.2 trillion) and to be completed within five years with the involvement of more than 5,000 workers.
Freeport Indonesia plans to ask for a contract extension until 2041. Since the previous contract was started in 1991 will expire in 2021, Freeport has the right to obtain 2 additional contract extension of 10 years each until 2041.
Before the contract expires, Freeport Indonesia wants to extend the contract because they know the exact amount of gold there. Freeport Indonesia has also just invested 125 million USD (approximately Rp 1.1 trillion) for exploration activities conducted in locations far from their current mining area, which include Puncak Sukarno.
Surprisingly, the exploration result is very promising. They found gold deposit far greater than what they have initially expected. Therefore, they definitely do not want to lose this very lucrative opportunity to seize it.
Hardline Muslims protesting Hillary Clinton’s visit:
Comments from Kaskus:
Don’t be fooled again. Our country will be more prosperous if we manage our own assets instead of Freeport. It’s time for Indonesia to make progress!
This country is so unbelievable rich…tisk tisk tsik…so sad, so sad… This is what we call modern imperialism.
One bargaining chip Hillary has will undoubtedly be granting Indonesia F-16s. Indonesia also wants Apache attack helicopters.
nduterste (responding to atamlee):
Gosh, if this is the case then [Freeport] will be given its contract extension. As you know that water buffalo [a nickname for Indonesia's current president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono] is the Americans’ slave!
Keep on mining until it gets depleted!
If you still want to extend the contract then there won’t be any left over for this country’s next generation. So dumb! Good thing I didn’t vote for that water buffalo last time.
I’m sure the contract will be extended.
If water buffalo says NO then his fate will be the same as the dead Middle-East leaders.
Is this exploration or exploitation eh? Hahahaha…
If the contract is extended then he [the President] is really an asshole!
So ridiculous! It’s until 2041.
The political elite of this country are getting more and more unbelivable.
Wahahahaa SBY [President's initials]… A rubbish president… Just die already…
Can you still say Indonesia is a sovereign country??
If the contract doesn’t get an extension then the corruptors in this country will grab it. But if the contract gets the extension then the foreign country will snatch it. It’s the same lose-lose situations for the poor citizens in Indonesia!
What to do, boss? All countries in the world have to comply with U.S. demands or they will be destroyed otherwise. =(
Do they [the people in Papua] want to reject the Indonesia central government’s demands to extend the contract?
After this, Papua’s people will be able to declare independence supported by the U.S. Congress!
Is U.S. still not rich enough with all of its gold reserves in Fort Knox? They shouldn’t mine our gold just because they are facing a crisis in their own country.
Is the President proud of himself? He’s impotent and blatantly kissing U.S. ass now.
If the contract really is extended then I’ll kill water buffalo [the current president] myself!
Even if the contract is only until 2021, I’m still not willing to give in! But what we can do? For now, it’s better to review the contract first than the country being nuked by the U.S. =(
What do you think? Should the Freeport contract be extended?