Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After the Inspection to Brahrang Market, Binjai City, North Sumatra Province, August 25, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Agustus 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
I have checked the market prices in Binjai. I noticed that the price is fair, such as shallot is priced at around Rp 20 thousand to Rp 22 thousand per kg. I think it is well-priced, as I remember it is Rp 24 thousand to Rp 26 thousand in Java.

Reporter
The price is still normal, isn’t it, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Well-priced, it is well-priced. In Java, it is priced at Rp 24-26 thousand, here it is Rp 20-22 thousand, so it is at a good price. Then for rice price, there is a slight increase for the premium variant. Chicken is also at a good price, from Rp 24 to 26 thousand.

Reporter
Regarding the national road damage at kilometer 171 in Tanah Bumbu, there is a damage to the national road, Pak. Do you have a plan to inspect it, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
We have started working on a lot of roads, although not all have been started. We will work on all the roads. If it is not done this year, we will complete it next year, as all the identifications have been finalized, including for the said road. I think it is already covered.

Reporter
Pak, a little out of context, any comment on the polemics about the suggestion to dissolve the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) because it was deemed ineffective?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Well, the institution is good, the institution is good. It has a good system. Sting operations are carried out every month.

Reporter
But the suggestion from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) seems very forceful.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
About what?

Reporter
The dissolution of KPK.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
There are indeed things that need evaluation, need improvement. I think all institutions certainly have their shortcomings. Those are the things that need to be improved, need to be evaluated.

(AY/MMB)

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