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Merdeka.com – Deputy Chairperson of Commission VII DPR Eddy Soeparno supports the government to immediately issue a revised Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Supply, Distribution and Retail Selling Price of Oil Fuel to control consumption BBM subsidized.

The revision of the Presidential Regulation is needed so that the subsidies allocated for the poor are not enjoyed by the wealthy.

He said, so far, subsidized fuel is still not right on target. Since April 2022, the DPR has asked the government to immediately revise the Presidential Regulation by detailing the requirements for anyone who can buy subsidized fuel.

“This means that it is detailed who are among the people who are entitled to receive subsidized fuel, and it is not complicated,” said Eddy in a discussion entitled “Justified BBM Restrictions” in Jakarta. JakartaMonday (19/9).

Eddy doesn’t know exactly why the government hasn’t finished revising the regulation on subsidized fuel. Moreover, according to him, there is only one article that needs to be emphasized regarding the criteria for using subsidized fuel.

“In article 13 paragraphs 1 and 2 it is stated in detail who who is. Later in the attachment it will be stated which type of vehicle is entitled. For example, motorcycles 250 cc and above are not entitled, four wheels of 1,500 cc and above are not entitled,” he said.

Eddy claimed to have received information that the draft revision of the presidential regulation was already in the Ministry of State Secretariat. However, he does not know why it has not yet reached President Joko Widodo’s table (Jokowi). If the regulation is not revised, the government’s burden for fuel subsidies could be even heavier.

“It’s a big question mark. It is said that it is ready, the draft is already in the Sesneg, but maybe it is still waiting for it to be brought to the president to be signed and ratified. We emphasize that the longer we delay, the longer we don’t have a legal umbrella, the heavier our burden will be,” said Eddy.

Trisakti University Public Policy Observer, Trubus Rahadiansyah, said that people tend to choose subsidized fuel without any clear rules. For this reason, the revision of Presidential Regulation No. 191 of 2014 must be promulgated immediately, so that local governments can limit and at the same time supervise the distribution of subsidized fuel.

“The revision of Perpres 191 must be issued immediately and must be in more detail, especially Article 13 paragraphs 1 and 2. Because the problem is that then the region can have a legal umbrella and a guide for the region,” he said.

Committee member of the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) Saleh Abdurrahman emphasized that in order to prevent distribution that is not right on target, it is necessary to distribute it in a closed manner, so that energy subsidies can be right on target in accordance with the Energy Law.

“Closed subsidies are the solution, people who are entitled to receive subsidies are checked and verified if they can get a QR Code,” he said.

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