To increase basic electricity tariff according to the President was a bitter decision that had to be made. But just the way it was with reduction of subsidy for oil fuel in the past (2008), if we did not make the decision, the negative impact was feared to be even worse. “We have calculated the impact on production cost of many industries resulting from the electricity price increase” the President remarked.
In regard to the matter the President would directly observe a certain related industry together with the related ministers to know what a responsible company was doing. “I will not hesitate to warn companies who have no conscience, increasing price higher than the reasonable level” President SBY under scored.