The title above being the critical notes in our weekly discussion that has been conducted in 13 April 2012. This time, CwtsPspd UGM invited Mr. Ahmad Rizky Mardhatillah Umar as the speaker whom presenting his paper titled The Increasing of Oil Price: An Overview of Economy Politics. The discussion was related to the government of Indonesia plan which intent to increase the gas price per 1st April. This is one of the “tense” issues in recent Indonesia domestic news.
Rizky Umar started his explanation with designated the government reason behind the increasing of gas price, in which the inefficient subsidy needs to be relocate into the more productive / prospective sector. At this point, oil subsidy considered as a cause of the swelling of national budget of Indonesia. Meanwhile, there is also the increasing of global oil price beyond the 2012 national budget prediction. Rizky Umar also explain the rejection arguments that come from any lines of society, including; the huge social effect, inefficient “tight-budget” policy, the distinction of infrastructure tackling policy to the social effect and the ‘fait accompli’ towards the national energy endurance.