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Electricity Bill in Riau Soars Dramatically, DPR RI: PLN Shouldn't Take People's Robbery

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Electricity Bill in Riau Soars Dramatically, DPR RI: PLN Shouldn't Take People's RobberyElectricity Bill in Riau Soars Dramatically, DPR RI: PLN Shouldn't Take People's Robbery

News24xx.com - The community has been troubled in the past few days with the rising cost of electricity bills. It was even rumored to have increased the bill to 400%.

Even though those who got the shocking bill said the use of services from the red plate company was the same as the previous usage. The problem of the alleged increase in tariffs by the PLN party was criticized by Members of the Indonesian Parliament.

"Since yesterday I got information from the residents that their electricity bills increased many times more than usual. There were initially 300 thousand, now suddenly it has become 600 thousand. There are even millions of information." said Syahrul Aidi, DPR member of the Riau constituency in a press release received by the editorial on Friday, June 5, 2020.

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He also requested that PLN immediately provide truth information on the complaints of the people who became customers, "We ask PLN to immediately provide answers to the public. If this drastic increase is intentional, then we regret that PLN seems to rob the public money through bills. This is when the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic damaged the country's economy, "said the PKS politician.

He added, the government should through PLN not to raise all tariffs whether electricity, fuel, LPG, or others when the economy is declining sharply and PLN must make Law 8 of 1999 concerning consumer protection as a guide for the best service.

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"Don't let PLN blame the WFH (Work From Home, red) during the Covid 19 pandemic as a reference to the increase due to over-use in the community, so that it forgets to fulfill obligations and provide citizens' rights as stated in Article 4 of Law 8 of 1999 concerning consumer protection that consumers have the right to convenience, correct information flow, listen to their opinions and the right to be served properly and honestly, "he said.

"PLN must obey the law and act professionally as an SOE that carries out services to the nation and the state. Poor people when the imposition of obligations every month is always tricked by haphazard business calculations," said Syahrul Aidi.





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