Advisor to the Minister of Economic Coordinating Bobby H Rafinus said, issues related to radicalism and SARA (sex, religion, race, and groups) in the socio-political dynamics Indonesia throughout 2016, only affect investor sentiment on the capital markets and finance.
“We look at the problem of racial intolerance and radicalism still (affect) the level of sentiment, not affect to the performance of the general economy,” said Bobby in a discussion “SARA, Radicalism, and Economic Prospects Indonesia 2017” at Graha CIMB Niaga, Jakarta, Monday (23 / 1).
To deal with the possible impact of racism and radicalism on the performance of the economy, Bobby said it would strive to maintain economic stability in general, manage budget performance, and develop a vocational program as an alternative to the labor force.
Coordinating Ministry for Economic also prepared a draft program and equitable economic policy, which governs the assets to be able to be enjoyed by all walks of life as a form of government attention to inequality.
One substance of the program and the equitable economic policy is concerned the agrarian reform.
Meanwhile, in addition to the issue of radicalism and SARA, Bobby said, aspects of the global economic slowdown is still a major threat affecting the performance of the national economy, and make Indonesia had not moved from the economic growth of five percent.
“We are seeing more global aspects threaten global economic performance. Possible volatility of the rupiah will be higher in 2017,” he said.
Bobby explained, too, that the US protectionist policies will be able to cause turmoil in international trade, and the challenge of Indonesian exports.
Then from the domestic side, the government program concerning the economic empowerment of micro, small and medium enterprises, will continue to be encouraged to boost consumer purchasing power.