JAKARTA - The Indonesian government will not increase electricity tariff until the next three years, an official said Wednesday. "There will be no power tariff hike in 2007, 2008 and 2009," said Purwono, director general of electricity with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
He retracted earlier statement during a hearing with legislators Monday that the government has planned a 12 percent rise in electricity tariff for next year. "That (the statement) is not from the government... The president has maintained commitment to avoid hike in power tariff and I follow order," he said.