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DPRD supports the plan of Jakarta government to sell its shares in Delta Djakarta

06 March 2019 06:58

JAKARTA. Deputy Speaker of Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council (DPRD), Triwisaksana, supports the plan of Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, to release Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta's shares in PT Delta Djakarta Tbk, a beer company, to enable the government to freely regulate the circulation of liquor (liquor) in Jakarta.

"I personally support the Provincial Government to release its shares in PT Delta, because the government's duty is not to sell or distribute liquor to its citizens, but instead becomes a regulator in the framework of regulating the circulation of liquor in the community," Triwisaksana said on Tuesday (5/3).

Triwisaksana was worried that the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta would have a conflict of interest in regulating the circulation of alcoholic beverages in Jakarta if it retained its shares in Delta Djakarta. In fact, the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta should enforce the rules fairly regarding the circulation of alcohol.

"If the government still has shares in PT Delta, the government cannot be a fair referee for the circulation of other liquor in Jakarta," said him. 

Therefore, he encouraged the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to immediately realize the plan to sell its shares in Delta Djakarta. "I confirmed that the Provincial Government would immediately sell its shares in PT Delta to other parties," Sani said.

The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta is known to have some shares in the company since 1970. The provincial government has a 26.25% stake in the company, which owns the license to produce and distribute several international beer brands. On average, PT Delta contributes Rp 38 billion in profits each year. (AM/AR)

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