2 Months Occurred Deflation, President Jokowi Make Sure that 2 Weeks Again the Rice Price Down by Rp 2,000
Date 4 Maret 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla lead Plenary Session of the Cabinet, in the office of President, Jakarta, on Wednesday (4/3) around 10.00 am.
President Jokowi in his introduction speech conveyed on the rate of inflation that occurred in January and February, then experiencing deflation. “We should be grateful because of in last January deflation of 0.24 percent, then in February also deflation (0.36 percent, red). This time we can continue to keep inflation at a low position,” President said.
The President hoped that this deflation will give a very good impact on economic growth, the purchasing power and can relieve the public in buying goods.
Therefore, the President asked the ministers, especially things related to basic necessities to be monitored. He said, came from the increase in the cost of goods or basic necessities, the level of inflation begins, as is the case with the increase in the price of rice recently.
Supposed Already Anticipated
According to President Jokowi, upheaval inflation or rising prices like rice, actually already visible in December, so that it should be anticipated in January, and then performed the action.
However, it is recognized by the President, if the first one, this is because there is a problem that is a bit late in the planting, means that late harvesting, making it less controllable.
But I’m sure with the operation of rice for the poor (Raskin) yesterday, we would expect in a week, or a maximum of two weeks, I am sure that the price of rice down to two thousand. This can be a lesson for us all, so when the price rose a bit, can immediately be pursued,” the President said.
Plenary Cabinet Meeting attended by the entire Work Cabinet Ministers, including the Armed Forces Commander General Moeldoko, Head of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Marciano Norman, and Deputy Chief of Indonesian (Wakapolri) Commissioner General (Pol) Badrodin Haiti. (Humas Setkab/ES)