Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during the Inauguration of Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform, at State Palace, Jakarta, September 7, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 7 September 2022
Category: Press Statement @en
Read: 47 Views

Journalist

What is your reason in appointing Mr. Azwar Anas [as Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform]?

President of Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

We all know that Mr. Azwar Anas has excellent track records.  I noticed all he had done when he was the regent of Banyuwangi. At that time, I noticed that he had innovations in public service sector, bureaucratic sector. All things related to permissions can be done at market or mall. I found that he was one of the pioneers at that time. Thus, based on his track records, we appointed him.

Journalist

Do you have any expectation on him as the new Minister, Mr. President?

 President of Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

It is my hope that bureaucratic reform can be proceeded rapidly so that our bureaucracy will be based on services, high-discipline bureaucracy. Without any special order, I think he has understood what he should do. He understands very well.

 Journalist

What do you think about Mr. Mardiono, a member of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres), who is appointed as Acting Chairperson of the United Development Party (PPP), Sir?

President of Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

That is internal business of the PPP. I have no idea. It must be solved firstly, then we can talk about the Wantimpres.

 Journalist

Is there anyone from the PPP contacting you (about this)?

 President of Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

No. Not even to the Minister of State Secretary.

(AP/HD/LW)

Latest Press Statement @en