INDONESIA-THE POLITICS OF RICE
Retail rice at Kelapa Gading market, Jakarta, Oct 2006. Wikimedia Commons
The Jakarta Post-Sept 21
The uproar and spat between senior officials over the last few days over the import of 2 million tons of rice for the national food reserves reiterates how politically charged this staple commodity has always been, as it is the main food for the poor among 260 million Indonesians and in several other Southeast Asian countries.
First published in: The Jakarta Post