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Jokowi picks political, business figures as presidential advisers

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 14 2019   /  12:08 am
New advisers: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurates nine members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. They are Sidarto Danusubroto of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), founder of the Hanura Party Wiranto, businessman Arifin Panigoro, Agung Laksono of the Golkar Party, businesswoman Putri Kuswisnuwardhani, businessman Dato Sri Tahir, Muhammad Mardiono of the United Development Party, ulema Habib Muhammad Lutfi bin Yahya and former East Java governor Soekarwo. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(Wantimpres) at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. They are Sidarto Danusubroto of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), founder of the Hanura Party Wiranto, businessman Arifin Panigoro, Agung Laksono of the Golkar Party, businesswoman Putri Kuswisnuwardhani, businessman Dato Sri Tahir, Muhammad Mardiono of the United Development Party, ulema Habib Muhammad Lutfi bin Yahya and former East Java governor Soekarwo. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

New advisers: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurates nine members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) at the State Palace in Jakarta on Friday. They are Sidarto Danusubroto of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), founder of the Hanura Party Wiranto, businessman Arifin Panigoro, Agung Laksono of the Golkar Party, businesswoman Putri Kuswisnuwardhani, businessman Dato Sri Tahir, Muhammad Mardiono of the United Development Party, ulema Habib Muhammad Lutfi bin Yahya and former East Java governor Soekarwo. (JP/Seto Wardhana)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appointed on Friday nine notable figures with political and business backgrounds, among others, as members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) who will be among his closest confidantes.Experts see the lineup as yet another consolidatory move made by Jokowi, like the way he formed his second...