Price increase fuels anger in Indonesia


JAKARTA: Opposition to the Indonesian government’s new year price hikes grew louder yesterday, as politicians urged the immediate cancellation of the increases and others warned of possible violence. 

The government decision to boost fuel prices by up to 22% on Thursday, following on an increase in electricity and telephone surcharges by as much as 15% on Wednesday, was “inappropriate” said Amien Rais, the head of the country’s top consultative body. 

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