DPD RI Asks the Government to Anticipate a Price Increase Before Christmas and New Year


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - DPD RI held the 7th Plenary Session closing the second session of the Year 2018-2019. At the Plenary Session, DPD RI called on the government to stay focused on working to maintain the security and comfort of citizens during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

"We hope that during the Christmas and New Year holidays the situation and conditions of national security can be maintained conducive," said Chairman of DPD RI Oesman Sapta at Nusantara V Parliamentary Complex, Jakarta, Thursday (20/12).

Oesman Sapta advised that the Government also needs to anticipate the surge in prices of basic needs of the community ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Then the Committee II DPD RI must play an active role together with the Government. "Especially in supporting the Government in maintaining the stability of prices of basic necessities in the community," he said.

Before returning to the region, Oesman Sapta urged all members of DPD RI to be more sensitive in responding to various conditions that developed in the community in the last period. "All members of the DPD RI can pay attention to the implementation of the duties and authority of DPD RI. Especially in terms of the functions of legislation, supervision, budget and representation, "he said.

Meanwhile, when the report on the implementation of the Organ's task. Vice Chairman of the Bill Drafting Committee (PPUU) DPD RI HM. Yasin Welson Lajaha explained that PPUU had carried out harmonization, integrating and strengthening the concept of DPD RI Bill. Among other things, Committee I proposed a Draft Bill on Inter-Regional Development Equity (PPA), Committee II proposed a Bill on Food Sovereignty and the Bill on the Preservation and Use of Genetic Resources.

The Committee III proposed a Draft Bill on Teachers and Lecturers, and Committee IV proposed a Draft Bill on Increasing Regional Original Revenue. "We have done the entire drafting process and the harmonization stages," Yasin said.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of Committee I DPD RI Fachrul Razi said the PPA bill was a concrete manifestation of the DPD's serious efforts in providing a legal umbrella for the regulation of accelerating the achievement of regional welfare. "We think by narrowing the gap between regions, it will reduce social jealousy," he said.

Fachrul explained that the PPA Bill was also aimed at synergizing the implementation of programs that included borders, rural areas and transmigration. This is in line with the government's Nawacita policy, especially the development of border, outermost and peripheral areas. "Then this bill will strengthen programs in the border, rural and transmigration areas," said this senator from Aceh.

In addition, Vice Chairman of Committee II DPD RI I Kadek Arimbawa said Committee II had drafted two initiatives bill. First, the Bill on Food Sovereignty which is a strategic component of life for the Indonesian Nation. "The position of this bill is not easy, even though the developing trend seems to position it as a general rule," he explained.

For the Draft Bill on the Preservation and Use of Genetic Resources. Kadek considered that Indonesia is the second country that has a high biodiversity wealth. So this is a characteristic of Indonesia.

"Indonesia occupies an important position in the world biodiversity map. Then it must be used optimally and maintained for the people's prosperity, "said this senator from Bali.

At the same opportunity, Chairman of Committee III DPD RI Dedi Iskandar Batubara had supervised the implementation of Act No. 24 Year 2011 concerning the Social Security Organizing Agency (BPJS). The Committee III DPD RI is concerned about the chaotic implementation of health insurance for the community. "Even though it has been running for seven years, we still find various obstacles and complaints from the community in accessing health services," he explained.

Previously, the Committee III DPD RI found information that there were still 17 million residents without NIK or Id-card (KTP). Even though NIK becomes a database for the participation of Health BPJS. "This means that our 17 million residents are not participants in the Health BPJS," he said.


20 Desember 2018