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Friday, 22 August 2014 | MYT 3:15 PM

Indonesia's president-elect hopes for fuel price rise before October

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo said on Friday he would like to see the outgoing president increase fuel prices before he starts his five-year term in October, a move that would help ease ballooning government subsidy costs.

"If we can do it now, it will be a lighter (burden)," Widodo told reporters when asked if he would like to see a fuel price rise before October.

(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Writing by Randy Fabi)


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