Mataram-NTB, barbareto.com – Dozens of protesters from the Student Executive Board (BEM) of the University of Mataram held a demonstration in front of the NTB provincial governor’s office building, rejecting the eviction of Kek Mandalika and Tambora lands, Friday (18/09/2020).
On this occasion, the Student President (Presma) of the University of Mataram, Irwan, said that it is a real irony that we can see at this time, how the issuance of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) letter dated August 19, 2020, informing the clearing of disputed land in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK). Mandalika reflects arrogance and disregard for the rights and principles of justice towards landowning communities. that the ITDC and the government do not prioritize dispute resolution land with the community, but more concerned with accelerating development Mandalika MotoGP Circuit, “said Irwan This can be interpreted as an attempt to discriminate between the government and the ITDC, which prioritizes corporations and foreign investors over the interests of the people.
Of course this cannot be justified, because development should be able to provide equitable welfare for all people, especially for the people around the area, “he continued. ITDC’s move through the issuance of a letter regarding land clearing for the Mandalika SEZ cannot of course be justified as a form of threatening action and intimidating means that of course violate the rights of local landowners. even though In fact, the community only asks for fair and equitable compensation for the disputed land, but in fact the price paid is not appropriate, “he added.
In addition, Coordinator for Movement and External Affairs of the University Student Executive Board Mataram Meza Royadi also mentioned that there were some people who had not received compensation even though the land had been used by the ITDC. If you look at the law, ITDC as a civil legal entity does not have the right and authority to take over people’s land unilaterally, all forms of land execution or clearing processes must go through a court decision.
If this is done by the ITDC, of course it can be considered as an act against the law and violates the human rights of local owners So through this, the Mataram University Student Executive Board (BEM Unram) appealed to the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and the government to seriously resolve land dispute problems that occur in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK) in a fair and equitable manner, and uphold the people’s welfare.