BANTEN, INDOtayang.COM – House of Representatives Commission VI member Ananta Wahana asked the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) to provide more protection to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from “predators” of businesses with large or jumbo capital.
Ananta sees the strategic role of MSME actors in their contribution to national economic revival, after being devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, according to Ananta, more protection from the government through the KPPU against the “wong cilik” business is very necessary, to ensure that MSMEs do not become victims of “predators” with large capital due to unfair business competition.
“Although limping due to the pandemic, MSMEs are starting to rise. We encourage our enthusiasm with various forms of government programs,” said Member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Ananta Wahana, during the KPPU’s socialization activity on business supervision for MSMEs, which took place at the Karang Tumaritis Padepokan Kebangsaan, Tangerang, Banten, Sunday (10/10/2021).
“Well, because of this, Commission VI asks KPPU to give more protection to small business actors. Because of what? Don’t let the “wong cilik” business be paralyzed, due to the arbitrary treatment of large investors,” he added.
Small business protection
The member of the DPR RI from the Banten III constituency also emphasized that the problem of MSMEs in addition to capital and market problems, is also a guarantee for the survival of their business from the government.
He said, many things related to micro, small and medium enterprises should be the government’s interest or attention. Among other things, strengthening capital, and protecting business competition.
“We heard about various business problems from the socialization participants. From the problem of corn, processed bananas, and brick business. All of this has given a message, that they still need the help of the government and all parties,” he said.
He promised to bring the problems raised by the group’s business actors to Commission VI to be discussed with the relevant agencies.
Ananta also said that one of the weak competitiveness of MSMEs is the lack of ability to utilize the digital market sector in business activities to reach a wider market.
“For example, Baduy handicraft products in Lebak, Banten, which have utilized the digital market system. It’s extraordinary that it has penetrated foreign markets, so the impact on demand for goods has increased,” he continued.
Establish a partnership
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of the KPPU RI Yudi Hidayat said that as a form of protection for the small business group. His party would encourage the government to make big entrepreneurs establish partnerships with MSMEs.
Because according to Yudi, the government is in charge of fostering small and large business actors. Meanwhile, KPPU itself has the function and authority in terms of supervision.
“When the partnership is established, we will see the agreement. First it must be written, then what are the clauses in the agreement,” he said.
Yudi stated that if the agreement is not in accordance with the principles of partnership. His institution will conduct advocacy and even investigation.
“Then the results of the investigation, including in the trial examination, were proven to have violated. KPPU will give sanctions, it can be in the form of fines. Or recommendations to related parties to revoke permits,” he explained.
“And for the partnership case, the KPPU’s decision is final,” he said.
As for business competition, continued Yudi, his party first gave consideration and advice on government policies. Then second, the law enforcement process which ends in the same, namely the decision.
“Now for the decision on this business competition case. If there is an objection, he can submit it to the Commercial Court. And on average per year KPPU handles 25 cases from several business sectors and regions. Both reports and initiatives,” he added. (Jack)