Jokowi announces 12 new deputy ministers to assist Cabinet

VOICES.NEWS-  Two days after inaugurating the Indonesia Onward Cabinet, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has named the new deputy ministers...

VOICES.NEWS- Two days after inaugurating the Indonesia Onward Cabinet, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has named the new deputy ministers to assist the work of his Cabinet members in his second and final term in office.
Compared with only appointing three deputy ministers in his first term - namely deputy finance minister Mardiasmo, deputy foreign minister AM Fachir, and deputy energy and mineral resources minister Archandra Tahar, Jokowi has expanded the number of deputy ministers to 11 posts for his new Cabinet.
The following are the names and position of the newly sworn in deputy ministers:
1. Deputy State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (former president director of state-owned mining holding company Mining Industry Indonesia [MIND ID])
2. Deputy State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Kartiko Wirjoatmodjo (former president director of state-owned lender Bank Mandiri)
3. Deputy Defense Minister Wahyu Sakti Trenggono (former Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin’s campaign team treasurer)
4. Deputy Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Angela Tanoesoedibjo (former managing director of Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia [RCTI], a subsidiary of diversified conglomerate MNC Group)
5. Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Zainut Tauhid (deputy chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council [MUI])
6. Deputy Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Surya Tjandra (Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) politician)
7. Deputy Public Works and Housing Minister John Wempi Wetipo (Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician and former Jayawijaya regent)
8. Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar (former Indonesian ambassador to the United States)
9. Deputy Environment and Forestry Minister Aloe Dohong (former Peatland Restoration Agency deputy for construction, operation and maintenance)
10. Deputy Villages, Disadvantaged Region and Transmigration Minister Budi Arie Setiadi (chairman of Projo, volunteer group supporting Jokowi)
11. Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga (Golkar Party politician)

12. Deputy Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara (former head of Finance Ministry's Fiscal Policy AgencyAfter keeping the public guessing with two days of visits from ministerial candidates at the State Palace, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Wednesday the lineup of his second-term Cabinet, a mixture of old and new faces, professionals and politicians — including Jokowi’s erstwhile rival in April’s presidential election.

Jokowi’s Indonesia Onward Cabinet 2019-2024

1. Coordinating Political Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD (former Constitutional Court chief justice)

2. Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto (former industry minister/Golkar Party chairman)

3. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan (coordinating maritime affairs minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

4. Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy (former culture and education minister)

5. Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (Gerindra Party chairman)

6. State Secretary Pratikno (state secretary in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

7. Home Minister Tito Karnavian (former National Police chief)

8. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (foreign minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

9. Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi (former Indonesian Military deputy commander)

10. Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly (lawmaker/PDI-P politician)

11. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (finance minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

12. Culture and Education Minister Nadiem Makarim (GoJek founder)

13. Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto (former Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) head)

14. Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara (PDI-P politician)

15. Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah (PKB politician)

16. Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita (Golkar politician)

17. Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto (PKB politician)

18. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif (former Indonesian ambassador to Japan)

19. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono (public works and housing minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

20. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi (transportation minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

21. Communications and Information Minister Johny G. Plate (NasDem politician)

22. Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo (NasDem politician)

23. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya (environment and forestry minister in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet/NasDem politician)

24. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo (Gerindra Party politician)

25. Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Abdul Halim Iskandar (PKB politician)

26. Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil (NasDem Party politician)

27. National Development Planning Minister/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa (PPP acting chairman)

28. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo (former home minister)

29. Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki (former expert staff under Jokowi)

30. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir (Jokowi’s former campaign team chairman)

31. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio (NET TV cofounder)

32. Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister I Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati (the wife of former cooperatives and small and medium enterprises minister AAGN Puspayoga)

33. Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (former national development planning minister)

34. Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali (Golkar Party politician)

35. Presidential chief of Staff Moeldoko (presidential chief of staff in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

36. Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (cabinet secretary in Jokowi’s first-term Cabinet)

37. Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chief Bahlil Lahadalia (Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (Hipmi) chairman)

38. Attorney General ST Burhanuddin (former deputy attorney general for civil and state administrative court affairs) 

The heads of state-owned mining holding company Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and the largest state lender Bank Mandiri met with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday to discuss plans to bring them on board as codeputy ministers in the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry.

Inalum president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin and Bank Mandiri president director Kartika "Tiko" Wirjoatmodjo appeared at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday after President Jokowi invited deputy minister hopefuls to meet with him two days after he swore in the new Indonesia Onward Cabinet.

The two state firm heads were tasked with strengthening SOEs under the leadership of SOE Minister Erick Thohir, a media mogul and Jokowi's former campaign team chairman.

“Pak Tiko and I were asked [by Jokowi] to help Pak Erick,” said Budi, who is also a former Bank Mandiri president director, after meeting with the President.

“The point is, the President wants SOEs to be competitive, to be global players, to be bigger and to be able to build a solid economy together with the private sector,” said Tiko, who joined Bank Mandiri in 2003 as a strategy and financial analysis department head.

Jokowi also asked them to help elevate SOEs on the world stage, as well as to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian talent, added Tiko.

The President is scheduled to swear in the deputy minister hopefuls Friday afternoon.

Budi Gunadi and Tiko were both promoted to their positions as heads of the state firms by former SOE minister Rini Soemarno, whose final months in office were marred by controversies as she reshuffled state firm directors despite Jokowi’s request that his ministers not make any strategic decisions during the lame duck period.

The controversy peaked when Suprajarto, the president director of the most profitable state lender, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, was rotated to lead a smaller state housing lender Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN). Suprajarto said he was never consulted about the decision and declined the appointment.

Tiko and Budi Gunadi said on Friday they would resign shortly from their current positions to take up new roles in the Cabinet.

“I will resign today and there will be an extraordinary shareholders meeting in probably the next 40 days [to approve the resignation],” said Tiko. Bank Mandiri is publicly listed and, therefore, any change to its board of directors requires approval at a shareholders meeting.

“It should be easier for me [to resign] as my company is not publicly listed,” Budi Gunadi added. (prm)


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