Indonesia fuel prices rise with subsidy cut

Government hoping to save $10bn with decision but consumers worried over fuel-price increase by about a third.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has raised fuel prices by about a third, hoping that the decision will save the government $10bn in subsidies.

Soon after the announcement of the decision, people started queuing up at petrol stations across the capital, Jakarta.

Businesses have complained that the fuel-price rise could increase other expenses while their profits will remain the same.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

Source: Al Jazeera