Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law and Security: ESDM Minister Stakes Credibility

Dheri Agriesta    •    Jumat, 13 Nov 2015 19:26 WIB
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Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law and Security: ESDM Minister Stakes Credibility
Coordinating Minister of Politic, Law and Security, Luhut Pandjaitan (Photo: MI), Jakarta: The urge against the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said to reveal and report the names of those quoting President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla is becoming more intense. This time, the urge came from the Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law and Security, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

According to Luhut, what has been said by Sudirman is a matter of waging his credibility. "Well I think if it is so, then just open it, as it has been spoken. If it's not revealed, the credibility will turn bad," said Luhut at the Shangrila Hotel, Jalan Sudirman, Central Jakarta, Friday (11/13/2015).

Luhut said that the case depends on Sudirman, because Sudirman is the one holding the name of the person mentioning President and Vice President to smoothen the contract extension of PT Freeport Indonesia.

Luhut admitted he does not know who Sudirman is mentioning. He said there was no free time to ask about the name and news spread by Sudirman.

He added that the problem does not require  President Joko Widodo to take part. "Well, why should the president taking care of that kind of things. It doesn't need discussion," he mentioned.

ESDM Minister Sudirman Said previously mentioned that there was a very powerful political figure trying to sell the name of President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla to Freeport.

The person, Sudirman added, 'sold' the president and VP's names to become a middleman for the extension of operational license of PT Freeport Indonesia. According to contract, the license of the US company will end on 2021.

Sudirman has reported the issue to President Jokowi and VP Jusuf Kalla. The idea was so that Jokowi and JK may follow through. "(He) was so angry," Sudirman stated.