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Political and business ethics we ignore

23 June 2020

Agus Pakpahan

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Why does the government want to keep rice prices low for consumers at the expense of poor farmers? This is an example of a question about political ethics directly addressed to policymakers within the government or regulatory institutions.

Similarly concerning is how telecommunication players have charged people who have never agreed to be charged, but yielded hundreds of billions of rupiah a month from them through unwanted contents without showing regret.

If we want to buy chicken or fish we fear the possibility that these foods could contain formaldehyde or other dangerous chemicals. The same applies when we buy vegetables and are worried by the possible contamination from pesticides. We could make a long list of consumers’ or customers’ problems in the Indonesian market.

The political ethics applied in the area of food and agriculture should have intensified...


Source : The Jakarta Post