The Jakarta Post
Unwelcome: Activists staged a protest against the visit of International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde, who is expected to arrive in Jakarta on Tuesday. The protesters also condemned the Indonesian government’s plan to contribute US$1 billion to the IMF.(Antara/Ismar Patrizki)JAKARTA: Activists have called on the Indonesian government to drop its plan to lend US$1 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and channel the fund instead for domestic purposes.
“The government always claims that it runs on a tight budget and that it cannot afford to pay for fuel subsidies or procurement for the new Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] building, but here they are offering money to the IMF,” Anti-Debt Coalition (KAU) program coordinator Yuyun Harmono told The Jakarta Post.
The KPK is currently waiting for the approval from the House of Rep...