Joint Statement of 108 of People’s Organizations Against the Exploration Drilling of PLTP Baturaden, Central Java

Profil Aliansi Selamatkan Slamet





Warm Greeting and Solidarity!

Sejahtera Alam Energi (SAE), which is the holder of the Baturaden Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) project in Gunung Slamet, Central Java, is still imposing on its will to continue the exploration drilling despite being faced broads resistance because of it has adversely affected the people and Environment.

SAE is a combination of two companies namely PT. Steag GMBH from Germany with 75% shareholding and PT. Trinergie Mandiri International by 25% Sharing. The President Commissioner of PT SAE is Herman Afif Kusumo, that in 2013 Herman is the Presidium of the Indonesian Mining Society and is involved in the gratuity of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik in the era of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Currently Herman serves as the President Commissioner of PT. Trinergi Mandiri Internasional. Herman is also the vice chairperson of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) for Energy and Mining.

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The PLTP project Baturaden is part of the mega project and the ambitious plan of the Jokowi-JK government which is a project of Imperillism interest for the export capital and to plundering of Indonesia’s natural wealth. PLTP Baturaden is a National Strategic of acceleration project of 35,000 Megawatt energy development with a value of $ 880 Million. PLTP Baturaden is targeted to produce 220 MW of electricity, with 110 Megawatt stage by 2017, the second stage 77 Megawatts in 2019 and 44 Megawatts by 2021. The electricity generated is planned for additional electricity supply in Java, Bali, Madura and one of them to sustain the electricity needs of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA), where the project is recently also gets strong resistances because it has grabbed the land of Kulonprogo people, Yogyakarta.

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On Wednesday December 13, 2017 PT. Sejahtera Alam Energi (SAE) conducted a socialization of the exploration plan as a condition for the Environmental Management Efforts and Environmental Monitoring Efforts (UKL-UPL) and will drilling on December 15, 2017, with an initial target at 2 of 22 areas estimated contain Natural gas. The two starting points are Wallpad H and F with an area of 1.5 Hectares each. The drilling will be done by Halliburton, a company from the United States using the subkontrak of PT. Apexindo Pratama with the contract value reach is IDR. 105.48 billion.

The PLTP project in Baturaden since the beginning has been rejected by the people who suffered the worth impacts of the project, the worst impact experienced by the residents of Cilongok sub-district with a total of 117,100 people. The residents get no longer clean water for consumption, washing and other necessities, including for the needs of economy productions such as agricultural productions, fish farming, tofu production and other economic ventures. The Baturaden PLTP project has also damaged the environment due to deforestation that has caused floods and landslides and damaged existing habitats in the forest.

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On October 9, 2017, the people those struggling to resist and protest the PLTP Baturaden project were subjected to repressive measures, torture and arrest. It was recorded that 24 people were arrested and suffered violence, 28 people were persecuted, even 1 of them had to be rushed to the hospital due to the persecution perpetrated by the Banyumas Police Force against the Mass Action of Selamatkan Slamet (the Name of Alliance).

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Based on these facts, We are denounce the forced drilling explorations and demanding to stop the Drilling and Exploration activities conducted by PT. SAE. We also demand the Jokowi-JK Government to stop the projects that sacrifice the people to facilitate the interests of foreign investment in the country in particular the PLTP Baturaden Project.

Jakarta, December 15th, 2017


Our Warm Regard,



Local Organizations

  1. Konfederasi Serikat Nasional (KSN-Jawa Timur)
  2. Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (LBH-Yogyakarta)
  3. Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia-Jawa Barat (WALHI-JABAR)
  4. Cilongok Bersatu -Banyumas (CIBER)-Jakarta
  5. Persatuan Rakyat Penyelamat Karst Gombong (PERPAG) – Jawa Tengah
  6. Perpus Jalanan Purbalingga – Jawa Tengah
  7. Aliansi Pelajar Banyumas – Jawa Tengah
  8. Seluruh Pencinta Alam Kec. Cilongok – Jawa Tengah
  9. Komunitas Peduli Slamet (KOMPLEET) – Jawa Tengah
  10. Damar Pala, Kotayasa – Jawa Tengah
  11. Punk n Skins Purwokerto – Jawa Tengah
  12. Lembaga Bantuan Hukum & Studi Kebijakan Publik (LBH SIKAP Banyumas) – Jawa Tengah
  13. Aliansi Mahasiswa Banyumas – Jawa Tengah
  14. IAIN Selamatkan Slamet (ISSLAM) – Jawa Tengah
  15. Komunitas Pendaki Gunung Indonesia Raya (KPGIR) – Jawa Tengah
  16. Aliansi Rakyat Jaga Lawu
  17. Komunitas Berita Penginyongan (KBP)
  18. Komunitas Peduli Kedungbanteng (KPK) – Jawa Tengah
  19. Gerakan Kekeluargaan Rakyat (GKR) Esturindu, Desa Kebanggan – Jawa Tengah
  20. Dipazari FC Kotayasa – Jawa Tengah
  21. Kawan Peduli Slamet – Jawa Tengah
  22. Purwokerto Movement – Jawa Tengah
  23. Cilongok Bersatu (CIBER) – Jawa Tengah
  24. Cilongok Bersatu -Banyumas (CIBER)-Jakarta



  1. Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA)
  2. Front Perjuangan Rakyat (FPR)
  3. Front Mahasiswa Nasional (FMN)
  4. Gabungan Serikat Buruh Indonesia (GSBI)
  5. Serikat Perempuan Indonesia (SERUNI)
  6. Pemuda Baru (PEMBARU) Indonesia
  7. Liga Mahasiswa Nasional Untuk Demokrasi (LMND)
  8. Keluarga Besar Buruh Migran Indonesia (KABAR BUMI)
  9. Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES)
  10. International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) Indonesia
  11. Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (YLBHI)
  12. Front Nahdiyyin Untuk Kedaulatan Sumber Daya Alam (FNKSDA)
  13. Konfederasi Persatuan Buruh Indonesia (KPBI)
  14. Federasi Buruh Transportasi Pelabuhan Indonesia (FBTPI)
  15. Indonesia For Global Justice (IGJ)
  16. Lembaga study dan Advokasi Masyarakat (ELSAM)
  17. Kesatuan Nelayan Tradisional Indonesia (KNTI)
  18. Lembaga Informasi Perburuhan Sedane (LIPS)
  19. Aliansi Pekerja Seni Kontra Penindasan (AMPSKP)



  1. International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission 6 – Global
  2. People over Profit (PoP) – Global
  3. People Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) – Global
  4. International Migrants Alliance (IMA) – Global
  5. Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) – Regional
  6. Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) – Regional
  7. International Youth for Food Sovereignty (YFS)
  8. Pesticide Action Networks Asia Pacific (PANAP)-Regional
  9. Coalition of Agriculture Workers International (CAWI) – Regional
  10. Asian Wide Campaign (AWC) – Regional, based in Japan
  11. Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF)
  12. Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights & Values in India (PAIRVI) – India
  13. Coalition of Cambodia Farmer Community (CCFC) – Cambodia
  14. National Fisheries Solidarity (NAFSO) – Sri Lanka
  15. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)-Philippines
  16. Kilusang Magbubukid ng Philipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines-KMP)-Philippine
  17. Persatuan Buruh Migran Indonesia (ATKI) Hong Kong
  18. Persatuan Buruh Migran Indonesia Tolak Overcharging (PILAR)-Hong Kong
  19. Asosiasi Buruh Migran Indonesia Progresif (ABP) Hong Kong
  20. Gabungan Migran Muslim Indonesia (GAMMI) Hong Kong
  21. Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT)-Pakistan
  22. Roots for Equity-Pakistan.
  23. Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF)-Bangladesh
  24. Bangladesh Kishani Sabha (BKS) -Bangladesh
  25. Bangladesh Adivasi Samity–Bangladesh
  26. Bangladesh Floating Labor Union (BFLU) -Bangladesh
  27. Bangladesh Floating Women Labor Union (BFWLU) -Bangladesh
  28. Ganochhaya Sanskritic Kendra (A Cultural Organization)
  29. Revolutionary Youth Association – Bangladesh
  30. Bangladesh Rural Intellectuals’ Front – Bangladesh
  31. Indian Federation of Toiling Peasants IFTOP – India
  32. IMSE – India
  33. AP Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) – India
  34. TElengana Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (TEVVU) – India
  35. Rastria Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Sangam (RVVS) – India
  36. Suresh Kanna – India
  37. Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) – Sri Lanka
  38. Lanka Farmers Forum – Sri Lanka
  39. Peoples Alliance for Right to Land – Sri Lanka
  40. People’s Movement for Plantation Community’s Land Rights – Sri Lanka
  41. Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) – Philippine
  42. National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) – Philippine
  43. IBON International – Philippine
  44. Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) – Philippine
  45. All Nepal Peasant Federation Association (ANpFA)- Nepal
  46. MIJARC – India
  47. JAGO Trust – India
  48. National Women’s Federation of Peasant (VIKALPANI) – Sri Lanka
  49. Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) – Cambodia
  50. Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG)-Philippine,- a national network of peoples’ organizations, scientists and NGOs promoting farmers’ rights to seeds, technology and land.
  51. Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF)
  52. Bangladesh Youth Farmers Association (BYFA) – Bangladesh
  53. All Bangladesh Farmers Association (ABFA) – Bangladesh
  54. Bangladesh Sramajibi Nari (BSN) – Bangladesh
  55. Labor Resource Center (LRC) – Bangladesh
  56. E Consumer – South Korea
  57. National Peasant’s Women Movement (AMIHAN) – Philippine
  58. International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Hong Kong and Macau Chapter
  59. Shikha Shastha Unnayan Karzakram (SHISUK) – Bangladesh
  60. KHOJ-Society for People’s Education – Pakistan
  61. Revolutionaire Eenheid (RE – Revolutionary Unity) – Netherland
  62. UNREST – Netherland
  63. Nederlands-Filippijnse Solidariteitsbeweging (NFS – Dutch-Filipino Solidarity Movement) – Netherland
  64. Filipino Refugees in the Netherlands
  65. International League of Peoples’ Struggle – Netherlands Chapter



Cendikiawan Nurkholis (Chairperson of AGRA Banyumas Chapter, Central Java) +62858-6968-4402

Mohammad Ali (General Secretary of AGRA) +62821-2013-5553

Rahmat (National Chairperson of AGRA) + 62821-1134-1420