The Rice Import Terror
The plan to import rice turned into a controversy. Uncertain information, caused by disagreements between government officials, caused the price of unhulled rice to plummet during the harvest season.
INDONESIAN Ombudsman Deputy Chairman Bobby Hamzar Rafinus received a phone call on Wednesday, March 24. On the other end, Coordinating Ministry for the Economy’s Deputy of Food Coordination and Agribusiness, Musdhalifah Machmud, complained about the press conference held virtually by the Ombudsman only several hours prior.
Earlier that same day, the Indonesian Ombudsman announced the results of its study of the plan to import 1 mill...