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Editorial: The rise of wasteful spending

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, December 5 2012 | 11:06 am

PREMIUM The Energy Commission at the House of Representatives, as widely predicted, approved on Monday the government proposal to increase the volume of subsidized fuel by 1.2 million kiloliters (kl) at a cost of Rp 6 trillion (US$625 million), thereby raising this year’s wasteful spending to more than $24 billion.

That was the second increase this year. Last September when the House and the gove...