The government’s plan to hike fuel prices received a response from Ahmed Mujani, MPR’s vice president. Mujani asked the government to review the plan.
The Gerindra Party politician said raising fuel prices had a very complex effect. Among other things, there will be heavy inflation and a rise in the price of basic goods. Then the purchasing power of the people will automatically decrease.
Ahmed Mujani after the inauguration said, “If this happens, there will be huge inflation, there will be an increase in goods, there will be less purchasing power and this will make it difficult for us to recover the economy. If it can be postponed, it will be Postpone it.” Gerindra Party Office Brabs Regency, Central Java, Sunday (28/8/2022).
Currently, Jari Muzani, Indonesia is just now in the grip of Corona or COVID-19 pandemic. What is being pursued at the moment is the post-pandemic economic recovery.
For this reason, the government has been asked to reconsider its plan to increase fuel prices. By delaying the planned hike in fuel prices, the Tegal-born continued, he would be able to speed up the post-pandemic economic recovery process.
“I expect from Gerindra that, if it is still capable, the state is still possible, finance is still strong, do not increase it yet. So that the post-COVID economic recovery accelerates again. Fast back Come and get stronger,” concluded Mujani.
For information, informed datetic finance, the government has repeatedly indicated an increase in fuel prices, including the price of petroleum. The energy subsidy burden of Rp 502 trillion is one of the reasons the decision is being considered.
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