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Jakarta to end power subsidy in budget reform

Proposal follows a raft of micro-measures to revive waning domestic demand

Rather than subsidising state power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, money will be shifted to households that are poor and vulnerable, says the government.


HAVING watched his economic reform momentum falter in recent months, Indonesian President Joko Widodo is resurrecting his biggest policy success by cutting more subsidies. That will test his support with voters.

The government is proposing to remove electricity subsidies...

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