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Discourse: Our office is open to anyone: Presidential chief of staff

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 28 2018   /  12:11 am

Gen. (ret) Moeldoko (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The appointment of former Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. (ret) Moeldoko to lead the Office of Presidential Staff (KSP) has lent color to the presidency of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. His military background and strategically close position with the President, who eyes reelection next year, has given rise to speculation about the general’s special role within the Presidential Palace. He recently talked to The Jakarta Post’s Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Dicky Christianto, Dwi Atmanta and Imanuddin Razak about the tasks and roles of the KSP ahead of regional elections this year and general elections next year.

Question: Can you elaborate on the roles and tasks of the KSP?

 Answer: Our tasks are as mandated by Presidential Regulation No. 26/2015 on the Office of the Presidential Staff. First is to assist the President and Vice ...