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Jakarta Post

Anies appoints former campaign team member to lead TGUPP division

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 25, 2018   /   04:27 pm
Anies appoints former campaign team member to lead TGUPP division The working space prepared for the Jakarta Governor's Team for Accelerated Development (TGUPP) at City Hall is seen in this March 16 photograph. ( Carina)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has reportedly appointed Marco Kusumawijaya, a member of his campaign team during the gubernatorial election last year, to lead a committee in the controversial Governor’s Team for Accelerated Development (TGUPP).

Marco, an urbanist, was appointed last week to lead the Jakarta Bay management division, which consists of five members. The TGUPP has five divisions in total, including corruption prevention, development acceleration and regulation synchronization committees, which have already been announced to the public. 

"The [Jakarta Bay management] committee has been established. Pak Marco will head it," TGUPP head Amir Subekti told on Monday.

The TGUPP has sparked controversy among observers who have argued it has too many members, with its 73 members on salaries ranging from Rp 8 million (US$560) to Rp 50 million.  

Previously, two other members of Anies electoral campaign team, Bambang Widjojanto and Rikrik Rizkiyana were appointed as members of the TGUPP. They lead the corruption prevention committee and the regulation synchronization committee, respectively.

The governor has yet to form the fifth team, an economic growth committee. (fac)