InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo pays attention to four suspects of palm cooking oil case that the Attorney’s dealing with. President Jokowi urged the law officers should investigate every palm cooking oil mafia.
“Yesterday, the Attorney decided four suspects in palm cooking oil issue. I want that everything should be investigated to know who played the case,” President Jokowi told in the press conference at Pasar Bangkal Baru, District of Sumenep, Wednesday (20/4/2022).
He thought, palm cooking oil is the issue happening in the society though the government has distributed bantuan langsung tunai (BLT) of palm cooking oil. President hoped, the expensive palm cooking oil could be cheaper, at least, to be closely normal.
“We hope, it could be close to normal price. It is expensive stil but what caused it? Palm cooking oil is very expensive in other countries, and the producers tend to do exports because of it,” he said.
The government does many things to solve palm cooking oil issues, such as, by publishing regulation in the highest retail price (HRP) and subsidy to the producers but President Joko Widodo thought, the polices did not effectively run in the past weeks. “In many markets, it is not in HRP as what we regulated. It means, there are games here,” President Joko Widodo said. (T2)