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Jakarta Post

Discourse: Anies aims for unity by bringing social justice to Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 19 2018   /  12:08 am

Anies Baswedan (JP/Seto Wardhana)Starting his career as a Muslim scholar, Anies Baswedan has established himself as a politician and a bureaucrat over the past four years. The former rector of Jakarta-based Paramadina University was appointed as the education minister in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s first Cabinet. Now serving as Jakarta governor, he finds that implementing policy is more than just an intellectual exercise, but rather an evolving process that involves many different actors. In his interview with The Jakarta Post’s Ivany Atina Arbi, Adisti Sukma Sawitri and Nezar Patria, Anies responds to criticism against his policies.

Question: What is your vision for Jakarta ?

Answer: I’m hoping that Jakarta becomes a city that provides opportunities for everyone. A city that is progressive yet brings happiness to its residents.

This city is the place ...