Ombudsman Grills 4 Ministries over Cooking Oil Scarcity

10 May 2022 19:52 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Ombudsman examined four ministries and institutions to explore issues regarding the supply and price of cooking oil. The examination took place in a marathon on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

The four ministries and institutions were the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Trade, the Palm Oil Support Fund Agency (BPDPKS), and the Ministry of Finance.

“The results of the examination will be one of the materials for the Indonesian Ombudsman in delivering corrective actions to improve the supply and stable price of cooking oil,” said Ombudsman member Yeka Hendra Fatika in a written statement, Tuesday, May 10.

Yeka explained that the examination lasted more than seven hours from 08:45 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) until 16:00 WIB. This, he added, was a follow-up effort from his institution that has been actively investigating the commodity fiasco since February 2022.

The ombudsman official also mentioned that the polemic which has been ongoing since the beginning of the year has not yet ended to date.

“At present, there is still a scarcity of bulk cooking oil for the community and micro and small businesses,” Yeka underlined.

Read: Scarcity of Cooking Oil; Civil Groups File Subpoena for President, 3 Ministers

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