December 9, 2020, 12.25 AM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has been advised to fill the empty seats of two ministerial posts after arrests were made this month.

The Jokowi Cabinet is currently missing an Indonesian Fisheries Minister and a Social Affairs Minister after Edhy Prabowo and Juliari Batubara were both apprehended for their respective corruption case.

National Survey Media Executive Director Rico Marbun said that the longer the posts are kept vacant, the harder the president will face when making strategic decisions.

After the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission swooped in on two members of the Joko Widodo administration, the Indonesian President has appointed Indonesia’s Agriculture Minister, Syahrul Yasin Limpo as the Ad Interim Minister for the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Read also: Indonesian Minister Named as Suspect in Covid-19 Social Aid Graft

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Muhadjir Effendy has been tasked to temporarily take over for the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Rico explained that Edhy and Juliari’s status as suspects in a corruption case adds to the president’s pile of to-do lists.

Read also: Indonesian Minister Edhy Prabowo Arrested Over Lobster Seed Export

The cabinet of the Joko Widodo administration is still fighting the Covid-19 pandemic on top of the recent deadly altercation between the Indonesian police and sympathizers of Rizieq Shihab.

“If neither are managed and resolved properly then it could end in a social and political crisis.”

Read also: Jakarta Police Gun Down 6 Alleged FPI Members on Outskirts of Capital

Rico believes that the process of replacing the two members of the Jokowi Cabinet posts should be carried out fairly by the Indonesian President to ensure a conducive political climate.

Moreover, the successors for Edhy and Juliari should have similar backgrounds or individuals from a political party or are working professionals.

“Aside from considerations over competency, both positions must either be two people from political parties or two people who are professionals. Either political parties have a spot or they do not.”

(Writer: Tsarina Maharani | Editor: Kristian Erdianto)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/12/08/16540711/pengamat-jokowi-akan-sulit-ambil-keputusan-strategis-jika-posisi-menteri 

Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.



Recommendation
Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
August 16, 2022, 01.24 PM

UN Envoy Makes First Visit to Myanmar

News
August 15, 2022, 09.06 PM

Myanmar Court Sentences Suu Kyi to 6 Years

News
August 12, 2022, 04.41 PM

Researchers Warn of Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet

News
August 8, 2022, 09.07 AM

ASEAN Wraps Up Foreign Ministers Talks

Business
August 5, 2022, 10.13 PM

China Begins to Ship Bullet Trains to Indonesia

Close Ads