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Jakarta Post

PASI sets stage for Luhut as new chief

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 25 2021   /  01:00 am
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan gives a speech in a discussion session in Jakarta on Nov. 19. During the speech, he said the government would not sacrifice the environment for economic development.(Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry/-)

The Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI) is soon to formally elect Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan as its new chief, replacing acting chief Zacky Anwar Makarim, who was entrusted with the leadership baton following PASI’s influential chief Mohammad "Bob" Hasan, who died on March 31 last year. PASI spokesman Hendri Firzani said Luhut’s complex background and track record as a capable figure has apparently been able to lure support from members of PASI regional branches. He said all 34 PASI regional branch members have tendered their official support for the ex-army general. “Pak Luhut will be officially named as the new chairman through the PASI virtual congress on Monday,” he said recently. Luhut himself, through an official letter, has agreed to the association’s offer. Congress organizer ...