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The price of garlic skyrockets at the start every year, going over Rp50,000 per kilogram. Due to government’s requirement to plant garlic in the import quota system, garlic prices in the country are consistently high, even when prices in its exporting country, China, are under Rp10,000 per kilogram. With an annual profit of up to Rp8.4 trillion, garlic import regulations are creating illegal fees in the permit issuing process. As a result, prices continue to soar and the commodity is controlled by a number of companies with import quotas and the power to withhold or pour garlic into the market.
THE government’s dream to reach garlic self-sufficiency in 2021 seems far-fetched. Importers have been required to plant garlic since 2017, but the program has not been able to overcome the annual garlic deficit of 500,000 tons.
Former Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu became the talk of the town after the South Sumatra provincial government announced a project to expand the Tanjung Api-api Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in early 2019.
Albertina Ho, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission: There Are More Powers Scrutinzing Us
There was data inaccuracy in an opinion article titled Minister Siti’s Wrong Call on the partnership termination between the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and WWF Indonesia Foundation on Tempo February 4-10, 2020 edition.
Get a Grip
Three bullets fired into Gandhi’s emaciated body, at close range. The assassin was trying to change India’s history. He failed—or at least he failed at that moment. Because today we are wondering whether that long submerged hatred can ever change.