July 5, 2021, 03.41 PM

Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo said that he’s deeply saddened after hearing about the passing of his senior in the Golkar Party. “Harmoko was a senior politician, mentor, and role model for many Golkar Party cadres,” Bambang said in a statement on Sunday, July 4.

Harmoko also served as chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) between 1997 and 1999. His life journey was extraordinary, Bambang recalled.

"Back then, the prices of staple food were strictly controlled and announced routinely. Harmoko appeared on state television every day announcing the prices of the staple food including chilies to prevent the prices from being marked up by speculators," he said.

(Writers: Tsarina Maharani, Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Ardito Ramadhan | Editors: Dani Prabowo, Icha Rastika)

Source: Kompas.com


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