Tens of thousands of sugarcane farmers in Malang , East Java , expect candidates for president and vice president ( president- vice president ) who will fight on July 9 Pilres care about the fate of farmers. One way is to not do the imports of sugar that resulted in local sugar prices dropped .
" Sugar Cane Farmers Association ( APRT ) Malang regency has yet to make his choice will opt -vice presidential candidate who . , But whoever is elected will , should care about farmers , do not do the imports of sugar will damage the price of sugar , " said Chairman APRT Malang Dwi Irianto , Wednesday ( 05/28/2014 ) .
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According to Dwi , sugarcane farmers in Malang which is the largest sugarcane farmers in East Java are advised not to arbitrarily choose a presidential candidate .
" Farmers should be observant and careful to choose a leader . Vision mission should be seen . Supportive of the farmers like. Closeout If only promises and no evidence , not chosen , " he said .
Track record vice presidential candidate must also studied with jelly . Dwi said , they will be meeting to determine a candidate to be supported .
According to him , the candidate will be supported should have concern for the farmers . During this time , he continued , the government has sided with the farmers , especially farmers.
" The proof is low sugar prices and hurt farmers . Government always imported sugar ( refined ) . Sovereignty food just mere promises . Needless proven , " he said .
If the government still loyal to the decision to import rice, meat , and sugar , then farmers will continue to suffer .
" If you keep doing the import , many convicted of corruption . Example , imports of meat corruption , imported rice , also corruption and even imported sugar ( refined ) there is also corruption has not only caught , " he said .
According to him , as an agricultural country , Indonesia should maintain the principle of food sovereignty .
When asked towards the support of the farmers and APTR , Dwi only confirmed a number of criteria , namely populist figure , not corrupt , caring little people, and work with sincerity .
Currently , sugarcane milling period ahead , the trade minister ( Minister of Trade ) 2014 HPP set at Rp 8,250 , assuming an average yield of 8:07 . Dwi said earlier , it proposes HPP 9,500 .
" Ironically , if the government sets HPP under the BPP . Hopefully later elected president indifferent to the fate of farmers , " he said .