Punishing the public

Kompas – January 10, 2015
Punishing the public

Goat: You can be sure that it won’t be me that gets skewered and grilled!

Man: And you can sure it’ll be us that suffer

Instead of addressing the chronic problems that plague Indonesia’s accident prone aviation industry such as corrupt officials, poor maintenance oversight and outdated air traffic control systems following the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan has chosen punish the public by setting a cap on minimum ticket prices arguing that higher prices will somehow automatically ensure improved safety standards.