BANDUNG - The Government's plan to relax the Negative Investment List (DNI) by issuing 25 business fields from the DNI list, including the Telecommunications and Information (IT) sector, Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Health and Tourism, or in other words open 100% for Foreign Investment (PMA), received various responses from the community and generally they refused with various reasons.
Chairman of the Strategic BUMN Trade Union Federation (FSP Strategic BUMN) Wisnu Adi Wuryanto stressed that the Government's policy in the field of investment in four sectors, particularly IT and ESDM, is now very liberal.
"It should not need to be added even if it should be reduced so that the sovereignty is maintained. With foreign ownership it can reach 67% in the IT sector and 49% in the energy sector as it is currently in effect has been very open, it should be reduced so that the country's children still become the majority owners in their own homes, "Wisnu said.
Wisnu added Telecommunications and Energy are important production branches for the State that control the livelihoods of many people. The Telecommunications Law Number 36 Year 1999 and Law Number 30 Year 2009 concerning Electricity Power and Law Number 22 of 2001 concerning Oil and Gas states this.
"We can imagine, if the Implementation of Fixed Telecommunication Networks, Mobile Telecommunication Networks, Implementation of Content and Application Services, Energy Management in the Upper and Lower Energy Management is fully controlled by foreigners, then this country is like surrendering strategic industrial sovereignty to foreign parties. Because we know how important the Telecommunications and Energy sector is in driving the economy, welfare, socio-culture, and even Defense of State Security, "Wisnu explained. jo