InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The expensive palm cooking oil which is now more than Rp 19.000 per liter really could not afford the people to buy, namely palm cooking oil is one of nine daily needs in Indonesia and could have something to do with inflation.
Chairman of Indonesian Legislators, Puan Maharani urged the government to immediately control palm cooking oil price. She thought, the expensive palm cooking oil price multiplies low class people’s burden.
Actually, the expensive palm cooking oil price may happen for the increasing crude palm oil (CPO) price in the world. The government and other stakeholders need to get solution immediately.
It was not happening once. She mentioned that the expensive palm cooking oil in the markets is almost in double price.
On the other hand, she mentioned, the people’s economy is not fully better because of Covid-19 pandemic. “The government needs to intervene this case,” she said, as in the official statement, Monday (13/12/2021).
She continued that the government should commit to deliver justice about the highest retailer price (HRP) of palm cooking oil price. According to Regulation of Minister of Trade, HRP of simple packaged cooking oil is Rp 11.000 per liter while in the markets, it is much more than HRP.
She also knew that the expensive CPO price is the real issue. That is why the government and other stakeholders need to discuss it to get solution that there is the obligation in Domestic Market Obligation to stabilize palm cooking oil price.
“I am worried that the people will re-use palm cooking oil, again and again for some time. This will not be good for their health namely in pandemic,” she said. (T2)