President Jokowi Tells Ministers to be Careful Before Issuing Ministerial Regulations

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Juli 2017
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President Jokowi delivers his introductory remarks before a plenary cabinet meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (24/7) (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi delivers his introductory remarks before a plenary cabinet meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (24/7) (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

President  Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo reminded his Working Cabinet Ministers to be careful in issuing a Ministerial Regulation (Permen).  The President also told his ministers to calculate and take some time before issuing those Regulations.

“We have to communicate with the people and the stakeholders first so those Ministerial Regulations will not hinder the business world and will only increase the authority of the ministries,” the President said in his introductory remarks before a Plenary Cabinet Meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (24/7).

President Jokowi went on to say that what be done now is to provide ease for the business world to do expansion, to develop their business and to make investment. Therefore, the President said that Ministerial Regulations must refer to those things. “Those Ministerial Regulations must not create fears for investors who want to make investment, who want to develop their business, and who want to do expansion because, once again, it has something to do with economic growth and creation of job opportunities, and we have to understand them all,” the President said.

According to the President, there are Ministerial Regulations, be it at Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, for example, that have not received positive responses from investors in the past 1-2 years as they are deemed to hinder investment. “Please take note for other Ministerial Regulations. Please be careful,” the President said.

The Plenary Cabinet Meeting was also attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of State-owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Asman Abnur, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Attorney General Prasetyo, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) General Gatot Nurmantyo, and Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian. (DND/FID/SM/AGG/ES) (EP/YM/Naster) 

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