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Indon mining law back to square one?

Indon mining law back to square one?
Jakarta: Indonesia's Supreme Court announced a ruling that annulled several articles in last year's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Regulation No. 9 which would benefit local governments and mid-sized miners, and stymie the Indonesian government's efforts to to tighten raw materials exports and reorganize the mining industry.

The court annulled four articles within the ministerial regulation, including article 21, which forbids mining concession holders from
exporting raw materials, arguing that the issue should not be regulated by the ministry while also stripping the ministry of its
authority to approve partnerships for smelting projects and appoint mining concession holders to build smelting facility by annulling
another three other articles. Through its ruling, the court effectively handed authority back to local governments.

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