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Jokowi blames ministers for bad press on jobs law

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 23 2020   /  01:00 am
President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo (right) answers reporters questions at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.(Presidential Press Bureau/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has conveyed his disappointment over the bad press surrounding the Job Creation Law, blaming his Cabinet members for poor public relations regarding the controversial legislation. Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said Jokowi considered lackluster public communication on the government’s part to be the major cause of widespread opposition to the jobs law in recent weeks. “We were all scolded by the President, our public communication was indeed very poor,” Moeldoko said at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com. Every Cabinet member has committed to rectifying their approach to public communication, particularly in regard to the omnibus jobs law to minimize misunderstanding, according to him. “We will immediately reflect on [our errors] for future improvement,” Moeldok...