Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM

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Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM

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Kamis, 14 Apr 2022 12:30 WIB

Sri Lanka - Langkanya BBM membuat warga Sri Lanka resah di tengah krisis ekonomi yang melanda. Para pengemudi bajaj pun mendorong kendaraan mereka untuk dapat bahan bakar.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Pengemudi kendaraan roda tiga Sri Lanka mengantre untuk membeli bensin di dekat sebuah pompa bensin di Kolombo, Sri Lanka, Rabu (13/4/2022) waktu setempat.  

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka dilanda krisis ekonomi. Negara di Asia selatan itu mengalami kekurangan BBM, pemadaman listrik belasan jam, hingga bahan makanan yang kini mahal.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Langka dan mahalnya harga BBM membuat warga Sri Lanka resah.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Para pengemudi kendaraan roda tiga atau bajaj rela antre panjang dan mendorong kendaraan mereka untuk mendapatkan bahan bakar.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sulitnya mendapatkan bahan bakar membuat mereka tidak bisa melanjutkan pekerjaan.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Dikutip dari BBC, Selasa (12/4/2022), permasalahan di Sri Lanka terjadi karena cadangan mata uang asingnya hampir habis. Hal itu berarti, negara ini tidak mampu membayar impor makanan pokok dan bahan bakar yang berdampak pada kelangkaan dan harga yang tinggi.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Ada banyak faktor, namun satu yang utama adalah bahwa pada akhir 30 tahun perang saudara pada 2009, Sri Lanka memilih untuk lebih fokus pada pasar domestik daripada mengekspor ke luar negeri. Jadi pendapatan dari ekspor rendah, sementara tagihan impor terus bertambah.

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday offered to meet with protesters occupying the entrance to the president's office, saying he would listen to their ideas to resolve the economic, social and political challenges facing the country. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Pemerintah juga mengumpulkan utang dalam jumlah besar untuk mendanai proyek infrastruktur yang tidak perlu.

Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM
Warga Sri Lanka Ramai-ramai Dorong Bajaj Demi Antre BBM

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