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Indonesian Province Seeks to Prevent Ramadan Price Hikes

The government of Indonesia's Central Java province has begun distributing free staple foods and opening bargain markets in an effort to prevent price hikes and protect citizens during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Whitono, head of the Food Security Agency in Central Java, said subsidized bargain markets were being held in several areas of the province to stabilize food prices during Ramadan and Eid. “Yesterday in Ungaran, today in Solo, tomorrow in Semarang and...

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