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Jakarta Post

Campaign teams jostle over reform

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:29 am

Representatives of both President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s and challenger Prabowo Subianto’s campaign teams presented their respective candidate’s ideas on bureaucratic reform during a discussion at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) headquarters in Central Jakarta on Thursday. “[The Jokowi administration] has launched many initiatives and innovations to radically improve public services,” Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician and Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin campaign team member Eva Kusuma Sundari said, citing the recently implemented online single submission (OSS) system for business permits as an example. She acknowledged, however, that the implementation of many public service reforms outside of the central government was hampered by a lack of cooperation from some regional administrations. “Regional autonomy makes it hard for the cen...