Two candidates Spouse Challenge minister Raise Fuel Prices
Finance Minister Chatib Basri challenging both presidential candidates (candidates ) who will compete in the presidential election ( election ) July 9, 2014 to allow for the option price hike of fuel oil ( BBM ) in the Draft State Budget Amendment ( Proposed Revised ) 2014.
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It is delivered in the discussion RAPBNP Chatib 2014 with Budget Agency ( Banggar ) House of Representatives in the House Nusantara II , Senayan , Jakarta , Tuesday ( 06/03/2014 ) .
According to him , the government has sought the option in 2013 . Offer that option , he added , is no longer possible due to the political situation which is difficult to implement .
"The option price increases in 2013 we ‘ve been asking for that time . If now the political situation is not easy . Strategic decision should not be taken . Except as both presidential candidates requesting a new price increase and the party I would ask all raise the price , " said Chatib .
The opinions expressed Chatib remember the rest period Revised as of October 2014 has been a time of new government to be elected next month.
Chatib explained , the current energy subsidy is large enough that reach Rp445 trillion . If the budget is divided per month subsidy runs approximately Rp37 trillion per month . The option, according to him , it is important to consider the candidates given the massive deficit that threatens at the end of this year .
" This we have discussed that there is no burden for the new president because the deficit exceeds 3 per cent in November. As a nation should not be doing this , " he said .
He hoped members of the House can work together with the government now that the budget deficit does not widen to an extent that is not stable . ” So , we do the budget cuts . Would love if we do not burden will come with budget cuts in the state budget , ” he explained .