Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspection to Parungpung Market at Bogor Regency, West Java Province, June 21, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 21 Juni 2023
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Bapak President, about food prices, do they return to normal condition?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, the prices are good. The price of shallots drops slightly. The price of chicken meat is stable, both price for chicken farmers and consumers. The price stability is under control. Cooking oil is 14 thousand rupiahs per liter. I think this is good.

Press

No price fluctuations?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

The price stability is under control. I keep checking it to avoid instability of stapple food prices against inflation. The price of rice is under 10 thousand rupiahs per kilogram.

Press

Yesterday the price of egg increased.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Sometimes the prices fluctuate, the price of chicken meat and eggs fluctuates. When the price is rising, the chicken farmers are happy but the consumers will complain and vice versa for the same issue. It’s not easy to maintain the balance of stapple food prices.

Press

Bapak, you just handed over cash transfer (BLT) to market traders, didn’t you?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I did, it was business capital assistance for market traders.

Press

Pak, about holidays ahead Eid al-Adha?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Eid al-Adha is next week.

Press

Pak, in Bogor…(inaudible)

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I don’t know yet. I don’t know yet.

Press

Any reasons for adding three days for holiday ahead Eid al-Adha?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Firstly, more holiday to boost regional economy to be even better, particularly for local tourism. So, after observing thoroughly, it was decided to add three days for holiday.

Press

The Commission IX of the House… (inaudible)

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, that’s the House authority. Just wait and see. When the House makes decision, we will begin to follow up.

Press

Visa, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

There will be an evaluation. Previously we totally opened our country for foreign visitors, whether or not the evaluation showed that foreign visitors provide benefit to the country. Evaluation determines whether or not countries need to be opened. I think it is common in every country to carry out visa evaluation to ensure the benefits that the country can obtain.

Press

Pak Syahrul was questioned by the Eradication Corruption Commission …

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Just respect the legal process.

(GA/MUR)

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