Expensive Palm Cooking Oil, Legislators Urged Government to Divert to Domestic

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Expensive Palm Cooking Oil, Legislators Urged Government to Divert to Domestic

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – For palm cooking oil gets much more expensive, member of Commission IV Indonesian Legislators, Andi Akmal Pasluddin urged the government to immediately publish regulation to divert palm cooking oil supply to domestic needs.

He said, it is time for Indonesian palm oil producers and corporates dedicate to our country because the government gave lots of program to develop the industries here.

“The government has done lots to make palm oil industries go forward, such as, delivering positive campaign in many countries, export tax relaxation, licenses, recommendation to publish Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), incentives to divert some palm oil production to be biodiesel,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Friday (3/12/2021).

Pasluddin also mentioned, the expensive palm cooking oil makes the people of Indonesia get the impacts and trigger the highest inflation in November in 2021.

Referring to Central Bureau of Statistic, inflation in November 2021 was 0,37% (month to month/mtm) and inflation in 2021 is 1,30% (year to date/ytd) while inflation year on year (yoy) is 1,75%). 

Akmal continued, as it is regulated in Regulation No. 5 / 2009 about Consumers Protection in Article 4 – Consumers’ Rights letter i, it mentioned that their rights are the government should think to get solution about expensive palm cooking oil for the people of Indonesia.

He also mentioned, it is the time for Indonesian palm oil producers to understand the impacts of expensive palm cooking oil in the society. “Palm oil plantation companies got much profits that the government helps through the budget. It is time for them to help our people. Be emphatic for our people are now pressed for the expensive cooking palm oil,” he said. (T2)