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JK Mendukung Pemangkasan Subsidi BBM
JAKARTA, Saco-Indonesia.com — Mantan Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla
menyatakan mendukung rencana Pemerintah untuk memangkas subsidi bahan bakar minyak (BBM).
Menurut dia langkah tersebut perlu dilakukan untuk menyelamatkan perekonomian bangsa.
JK menjelaskan, kebijakan tersebut akan sangat berkaitan dengan kepentingan ekonomi bangsa.
Menurut dia, pemangkasan subsidi BBM dapat memberi pengaruh untuk pembangunan nasional ke
"Ya, selayaknya. Tentu karena ini untuk kepentingan ekonomi
bangsa," kata Kalla, seusai menghadiri peringatan Hari Lahir Pancasila di Tugu Proklamasi,
Jakarta, Sabtu (1/6/2013).
Kalla beranggapan, beban masyarakat justru akan bertambah
berat bila subsidi BBM tetap digelontorkan. Pasalnya, subsidi tersebut dianggapnya akan
menimbulkan beban hutang luar negeri. "Itu subsidi itu kan dibayar dengan hutang, jangan
Seperti diberitakan, pemerintah berencana memangkas subsidi BBM.
Dengan begitu, harga premium akan mengalami kenaikan menjadi Rp 6.500 per liter dan solar Rp
5.500 per liter.
Jika direalisasikan, sebanyak 15,53 juta keluarga miskin akan
menerima uang tunai Rp 150.000 per bulan selama lima bulan dan kompensasi dalam bentuk program
KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.
Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.
“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”
Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.