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Jakarta Post

Jokowi threatens Cabinet with reshuffle

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Ghina Ghaliya


Jakarta   /   Tue, June 30 2020   /  10:05 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s fiery speech in a recent meeting with members of his Cabinet, which was circulated on Sunday, appears to be a sign of his frustration at the lack of progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and a threat that he will reshuffle his ministerial team if no progress is made in the effort. Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said on Monday that prior to delivering the speech on June 18, in which he threatened to replace ministers who failed to deliver results in the COVID-19 fight and disband government agencies, President Jokowi had issued frequent warnings to Cabinet members whom he considered were not doing enough in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impacts. “The President is concerned that his aides think that this is a normal situation. They [ministers] need to be reminded, and the last [warning] was ...