Chief of Jakarta Citizens Forum, or Forum Warga Kota Jakarta, Azas Tigor Nainggolan, has come out in support of the planed appointment of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as a director in a company under the authority of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN).
According to him, Basuki can bring a positive change to the company. “It is good and hopefully can increase BUMN’s work that has declined and is full of corruption,” Azas said on Sunday 17th November.
During the first period of Jokowi’s presidency, a number of directors of State-Owned Enterprises dealt with cases of corruption. Those were RJ Lino, former chief director of PT Pelindo II, and Muhammad Firmansyah Arifin, ex-chief director of PT PAL Indonesia.
Further examples of such activity include: Saiful Anwar, ex financial Director of PT PAL Indonesia; Budi Tjahjono, ex Director of Askrindo; Wisnu Kuncoro, ex technology and production of Krakatau Steel; Sofyan Basir, ex chief director of PLN; and ex financial director of Angkasa Pura II, Andra Y. Agussalam.
“The president expects that the state-owned enterprises can be a distribution tool for people’s posperity. However, the officials can be corrupted. Basuki can fix the company from corruption and increase the work, ” he added.
In regards to Basuki’s status as a person who has been in jail for a case of blasphemy, Azas emphasised that Basuki had served his punishment.