National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has assured that the National Police (Polri) will continue to supervise the implementation of the policy banning the export of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products.
The police will continue to monitor producers and the market regarding the policy to ensure the availability of national palm oil stocks and control the price of bulk cooking oil, he affirmed.
“The National Police will continue to supervise and check in the field regarding the realization of the production and distribution of bulk cooking oil by companies, as well as monitor the implementation of the export ban policy as ordered by the President,” Prabowo told reporters here on Thursday.
After two weeks of being issued, the ban on exports of CPO and its derivative products has had an impact on the price and stock of cooking oil in the market, he noted.
Based on data and findings in the field, the price and stocks of cooking oil in the market are still fluctuating.
In light of this, President Joko Widodo’s policy banning the export of CPO and its derivative products is aimed at meeting national needs.
Prabowo urged all producers and distributors of cooking oil to implement the policies that the President has issued for the benefit of the Indonesian people.
The police chief stressed that the police will take firm action against those who do not respect or carry out the decisions of the Indonesian government regarding cooking oil.
To supervise and monitor the availability and the price of cooking oil, together with the Ministry of Industry, the National Police has formed joint task forces to supervise producers, distributors, and retailers for 24 hours.
He assured that the police have deployed personnel from the Food Task Force at the central and regional levels, and Bhabinkamtibmas (police’s security and public order officers) to check the availability and stability of bulk cooking oil prices in the market.
Source: Antara News