Tjahjo Kumolo Named Acting Law Minister
Date 1 Oktober 2019
Following the resignation of Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, the Government has appointed Tjahjo Kumolo as acting minister until the term of office of the Working Cabinet for the 2014-2019 period ends on 20 October.
The appointment of Tjahjo Kumolo – the current Minister of Home Affairs – is necessary to ensure no disruption in the implementation of tasks and functions of Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Government added.
As previously reported, Yasonna has tendered his resignation letter to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 27 September 2019.
The resignation came as Yasonna is inaugurated as member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) for North Sumatra electorate district I for the 2019 – 2024 period.
After his resignation, President Jokowi on 30 September 2019 issued Presidential Decree Number 99/P of 2019 on Dismissal and Appointment of Task, Authority, and Responsibility of Minister of Law and Human Rights for the 2014 – 2019 Period.
“(This presidential decree is) to honorably dismiss Yasonna H. Laoly as Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Working Cabinet for the 2014-2019 period, accompanied by gratitude for service and devotion to the nation and the state during his tenure,” reads the Decree.
Also stated in the decree – which applies on 1 October 2019 – is the appointment of Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo as acting Minister.
For the record, under Article 23 letter a of Law Number 39 of 2018 on State Ministry, a minister is prohibited from holding double positions as other state officials in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations. (*/ES)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas