The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) stated that the entrepreneurs have eventually followed the government's suggestion about helping reduce the burden on employees after the fuel price rises by increasing their meal and transportation allowances. “The allowances will be realized this month (June),” Manpower and Transmigration Minister Erman Soeparno told Tempo in Jakarta. Erman acknowledged that he had met with the entrepreneurs to confirm the raises. PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. will raise the allowances by 25 percent for transport and 20 percent for meals, while PT Djarum will raise both by 15 percent.