Jokowi Takes On the Oil Mafia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s midnight move on Nov. 17 to cut subsidies for the country’s most widely used gasoline and diesel, raising pump prices by Rp2,000 [US16.5¢] per liter each and other actions put him squarely up against what has been called the Oil Mafia, a shadowy cabal close to some of the country’s most powerful political figures.

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