Govt will not interfere in Kadin chief election: Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has assured the government will not interfere in the election of the chief of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for 2021-2026.

Pandjaitan made the assurance during a meeting with several members of Kadin’s central and regional executive boards, Kadin deputy chairman Anindya Bakrie informed in a press statement released on Tuesday.

Bakrie had accompanied members of the Kadin provincial executive board for a dialog with Pandjaitan, held at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment in Jakarta on Monday (March 29, 2021).

During the meeting, Pandjaitan stressed that the government will not side with any candidate vying for the post of Kadin chief. Instead, it supports Kadin’s efforts to become a dignified institution, he said.

“Choose, with conscience, who is the best to lead Kadin in the future. Pay attention to the track record to make the best choice,” Anindya Bakrie quoted Pandjaitan as saying at the meeting.

Pandjaitan further appealed to Kadin to focus on empowering regions and micro, small, and medium businesses, and said the government is ready to cooperate with Kadin in a closer and more effective way.

Anindya Novyan Bakrie has decided to file his nomination for the post of Kadin chief for the 2021-2026 term in place of Rosan Roeslani, who has been appointed Indonesian Ambassador to the United States.

 

Source: Antara News

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