Price of Basic Needs Increase, People Visit Rizal Ramli's House
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, July 04 2018 - 20:30 IWST
DR. Rizal Ramli, Ekonom Senior (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - At least 250 residents of Jakarta visited the residence of national figure, Rizal Ramli, on the road Bangka IX No. 49 R South Jakarta, Wednesday (4/7/2018). Their arrival in order to convey complaints about economic conditions and provide support to senior economist nicknamed "eagle snap and eagle rose" was to advance as a presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
Maryati, a resident of Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, admitted to be troubled by the current economic condition. According to him, high prices of basic necessities, rising fuel prices, and expensive basic electricity tariffs have made the people's economy worse off.
"We as the small people of his life have been hard, but why the government instead of raising the price of basic necessities, TDL, and fuel prices, moreover, we are looking for hard work to ask for mercy, like we have fallen on the stairs," complained Maryati.
Maryati put great hopes on Rizal Ramli, considering many things that have been done by former Coordinating Minister for Economy Abdullah Wahid Wahid era in fighting for the people.
"When Pak Rizal became his Minister Jokowi, TDL did not go up, we bought the electric pulse, there was no tuh whose name was administrative pieces, we all put great hopes on Mr. Rizal, Mr. Rizal must be willing to be president," said Maryati.
Still said Maryati, all the people would want to live prosperous. Not like now that only part of the group.
"We all want to live better, do not have a lot of unemployment, now the price of everything goes up, so baseball is no change so how hard the harder it will be, hopefully the father will be elected insha Allah," he said again.
On the same occasion, Rizal Ramli did not think there are many people who came suddenly to his home to convey unrest over the current economic conditions, as well as providing support as presidential candidates in the 2019 election.
After listening to one by one complaint from every citizen who come to his house, ranging from the price of basic necessities that are still high to the concerns of citizens will rise and the scarcity of subsidized 3G LPG, Rizal Ramli-racked his past so bitter.
"I know my father and mother's discomfort, because I have experienced it, I have been living independently since I was 6 years old because of orphanage I fulfill my daily needs, to be able to continue my studies, to continue my study at ITB must work as a foreman in a printing office in Kebayoran area, Jakarta, "Rizal said to the residents who are very enthusiastic about listening.
Not forgetting Rizal Ramli also invites residents to his office in turn. In his office, Rizal Ramli shows a painting of a friend who inspired him to fight for the fate of the Indonesian people. Rizal Ramli shows a picture of a small child wrapped in red and white.
"It means that state or government policy should really have nationalism values that defend the people and improve the life of the people of Indonesia," said Rizal Ramli.