Import mafia

Kompas – July 16, 2014
Import mafia

Man: Wait until July 22

Joko Widodo, who is expected to be declared Indonesia’s next president when the election result is announced on July 22, has accused an ‘import mafia’ of making the economy dependent on imported goods and commodities. He made no mention however of neo-liberal policies such as the 2010 ASEAN-China Free Trade Area agreement that is decimating local industries with a flood of low-priced goods from China or the ASEAN Economic Community agreement that comes into effect in 2015.