President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) call the Regional Leadership Council (DPD) and the Employers Association of Rice Milling Rice Indonesia (Perpadi) and businesses to the State Palace to check fluctuations in the price of rice.
Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) assess, Bulog role in maintaining price stability is still very necessary. Unfortunately, Bulog today is considered not to have powers like the New Order period first.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla dismiss the existence of mafia rice playing behind rising food prices is a major Indonesian society. He suspects the game on the market was limited to stockpiling-hoarding rice.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla ordered Bulog to distribute rice for the poor (Raskin) of 300,000 tonnes for this month. Distribution of Raskin is done to increase the supply of rice in the community that is expected to stabilize rice prices began to rise.
The price of rice in the middle of February back sticking to the highest price. In Cipinang Market, East Jakarta all types of rice from rice or medium standard types to premium rice rose an average of 30%.