Asked About The Issue Of Resigning As Minister Of PUPR, Basuki Hadimuljono Chooses To Be Silent
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono. (Photo: Theresia Agatha/VOI)

JAKARTA - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono opened his voice about the news that he was persuaded to withdraw from the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet under the leadership of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

Initially, when he was met after performing Friday prayers at the PUPR Ministry mosque, South Jakarta, Basuki answered a number of questions.

One of them is related to the readiness of infrastructure to welcome the August 17 ceremony at IKN Nusantara.

"The one who takes care of the State Secretariat (Setneg). We have prepared the infrastructure," Basuki told reporters, Friday, January 26.

However, when asked about the issue of him being persuaded to resign as Minister of PUPR, Basuki was silent.

When asked by the media again about the issue, Basuki left reporters without giving any comments.

Previously, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) opened its voice regarding the issue of the resignation of PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono from the cabinet of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), recently.

Secretary General of the Ministry of PUPR Mohammad Zainal Fatah admitted that he did not know about this matter.

Because he has not met Minister Basuki.

"I don't know. I haven't met the minister either," said Zainal Fatah when met after a Working Meeting (Raker) with Commission V DPR RI at the DPR RI Building, Jakarta, Thursday, January 18.

Zainal Fatah assessed that this issue is common in today's political year.

According to him, the most important thing right now is that the Ministry of PUPR continues to work on various mandated projects.

"(The issue) is normal in the political year, the important thing is that PUPR works. We are given the task of carrying it out as expected by all of our friends," he said.

The issue of persuasion for Basuki to resign as Minister of PUPR came from the senior economist of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) Faisal Basri. Faisal asked a number of Presidential ministers Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to resign from the cabinet.

According to Faisal, Minister of Finance (Menkeu) Sri Mulyani and Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono as several ministers were persuaded.

Faisal Basri conveyed the pushback to the ministers based on the assessment of President Jokowi's government in favor of the presidential and vice presidential candidate pair number 2 Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

Faisal claimed that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani was the most prepared to withdraw from the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet.

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