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Editorial: The rise of wasteful spending

  • The Jakarta Post

| Wed, December 5 2012 | 11:06 am

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...