West Jakarta Mayor Fatahillah promised will investigate the issuance of Land and Building Tax Notice (SPPT PBB) of ex West Jakarta Mayor office as wide as 11 thousand square meters on Jl. S Parman, Grogolpetamburan, which land is still being disputed. On the SPPT PBB, the amount of tax value must be paid is Rp 364,935,357 in the name of Sawerigading Foundation.
“I will coordinate with related units to question why this SPPT PBB was issued. I cannot comment further on this for now,” he stated, Tuesday (6/11).
In accordance to the appropriate procedure, Fatahillah furthered, SPPT PBB can only be issued by Grogolpetambutan Sub-District Regional Tax Service Unit (UPPD) with the recommendation of local sub-district and urban village heads. In this case, the SPPT PBB was issued without such recommendations.
“The issuance of the SPPT PBB could become bad precedent. This is because it opens the possibility of UPPD to issue SPPT PBB for other lands in dispute,” he told.
Meanwhile, Head of Grogolpetamburan Sub-District, Denny Ramdany, stressed that he would never dare to recommend Sawerigading Foundation to get the SPPT PBB. Furthermore, there is no instruction that could be used as legal basis for the issue of such recommendation.
“As ruled by the Supreme Court in 2003, Sawerigading Foundation won a civil suit against Jakarta Provincial Government over the land. Thus, the asset has been written off by Jakarta Provincial Government. Hence, I would never dare to give recommendation to the issue of SPPT PBB for the land since there is no legal basis for me to do so,” he asserted.
Commenting on this matter, Head of State and Regional Assets Care Team (TPAND), Ully Manurung, urges Grogolpetamburan Sub-District UPPD to revoke and withdraw the issued SPPT PBB.
“How could UPPD ignored the effort to save state’s asset like this? This is robbery in disguise, and could become bad precedent,” she exclaimed.
According to Manurung, Sawerigading Foundation won the civil case over the land in 2005. However, Jakarta Provincial Government is until now still trying to defend its ownership by filing criminal case over the dispute.
The land was acquisitioned by the government in 1956 from Kongkoan Foundation, with Notary Act in the name of Elly Pondaag No. 12/1956. In 1972, on the land as wide as 12 hectares, three buildings were built, namely West Jakarta Mayor office, West Jakarta State Prosecutorial office, and West Jakarta Division Military Command 0503.