Mochammad Arifin, Cikarang – A day after the government announced an increase in fuel (BBM) prices, on Tuesday November 18 around 200 workers held a long-march from Gate 10 in the Jababeka 2 area of South Cikarang to the Bekasi regent’s office.
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Andrian Salam Wiyono – Actions opposing the recent fuel (BBM) price increase continue. On the afternoon of Thursday November 20 a group of students from the Indonesian Islamic Students Movement (PMII) Islamic State University Commissariat in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung held a ‘street sleep’.
While the government claims that the US$9 billion or so saved from the recent fuel (BBM) subsidy cuts will be allocated to much needed infrastructure, thereby compensating the poor who will bear the brunt high inflation, critics say most of the planned projects – new ports, dams, airports, industrial parks and roads – will primarily benefit big
Jakarta – Students from several different organisations are continuing hold protest actions against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike. Demonstrators from the Islamic Students Association (HMI) for example held an action in front of the State Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta on Wednesday November 19.
Kresna – A protest action by students against the recent fuel (BBM) price hike at the intersection in front of the Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University (UIN) campus in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday November 19 has again ended in a clash.
Yan Muhardiansyah – A number of different student groups in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan continue to hold protest actions against the government’s recent increase in the price of fuel (BBM).
On the afternoon of Wednesday November 19, a demonstration was held by the Islamic Students Association (HMI).
Moch. Andriansyah – A street protest opposing the recent fuel (BBM) price hike by scores of students from the Islamic Students Association (HMI) at the East Java governor’s office in the provincial capital of Surabaya on Wednesday November 19 ended in a clash.
Actions opposing the recent fuel price hike continue. In the East Java city of Malang, hundreds of activists from the Indonesian Islamic Students Movement (PMII) arrived at the Pertamina (state fuel company) fuel terminal on Jl. Halmahera number 13 on Tuesday November 18.
Amid mounting calls by big business, the IMF and the World Bank to redirect costly fuel (BBM) subsidies to ‘productive investment’ (read tax breaks and businesses subsidies), President Yudhoyono (left) appears likely to leave such an unpopular decision to president elect Joko Widodo (right) rather than be remembered in his last month in office f