Thursday, October 20, 2011

After the Cabinet Reshuffle

Last Tuesday evening, President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) finally announced the names of his new cabinet.

Around one third of the 34 Ministers were changed, and the number of Vice Ministers were added from 10 into 19.  Beside that, Leut Gen. Maciano Norman has been named as the new Chief of the State Intelligence Agency. Please find attached the details for your perusal.

The reshuffle effected three major members of the coalition government. President SBY's Democrat Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) each of them lost one Minister replaced by professionals.
The Golkar Party did not lost any of its Ministers but its Deputy Chairman Fadel Muhammad was replaced by another Deputy Chairman of the party i.e. Syarif Cicip as Minister of Maritime and Fishery.

However, two other members of the coalition i.e. Muhaimin Iskandar, Chairman of the National Awakening Party as Manpower Minister, and Suryadarma Ali, Chairman of the United Development Party, will still hold their positions.

Due to the lost of its Minister, PKS plan to conduct an internal meeting to decide whether or not it will remain in the coalition. Earlier, some officials of PKS have vowed that the party will leave if any of its Ministers is fired.

Meanwhile Golkar Party accepted the President's decision, although Fadel Muhammad seemed to be disappointed because he has never been given any reason for the firing.

In my opinion, the reshuffle would make the Cabinet more " fatter ", causing heavier bureaucracy and burden the state budget. However, it would be better to give the Ministers and Vice Ministers some time, at least 12 months,  before we make any judgement about their performance. 


 

10 comments:

Wisata Murah said...

akhirnya PKS ketahuan warna aslinya. kursi juga target utama mereka

menurut saya perjuagan tidak harus duduk dikursi. karena sudah terbukti banyak dari mereka duduk nyaman,kepentngan yang lebih besar juga terabaikan

saya yakin tahun depan kursi mereka akan berkurang, karena saya dua kali juga memilih dia. dalam kurun waktu itu kalau diamati juga tidak ada tindakan yang berarti..hehe maaf malah curhat

sawali tuhusetya said...

pak beye selalu saja kurang "pede", mas harry, lebih2 dalam reshuffle. kenapa mesti minta kompromi sama orang2 parpol. isi saja semuanya dengan orang2 profesional. toh UU sangat memberikan jaminan terhadap hak prerogatifnya. lagipula, politisi selalu saja ndak pernah punya wisdom dan kearifan.

munir ardi said...

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colson said...

Your are right, let's give it the benefit of the doubt.

Although.. 53 ministers and vice-ministers.. pfffff.

_ciids said...

benar sekali kata2 wisata..
kita tidaj kharus duduk di kursi untuk bisa memajukan bangsa ita ini..

Deeahzone said...

Kita liat aja sepak terjang mereka tiga tahun kedepan, menteri dan wakil menteri baru merupakan kado bagi ultah mereka di bulan Oktober ini. Nice post Harry!

WebbieLady said...

After the who serious talk I had a big green about the cabinet getting fatter and heavier...isn't it the case for other cabinets too? I think that's the general notion...:=)

H. Nizam said...

@Wisata Murah,
Kalau politisi sudah merasakan betapa nikmatnya duduk di kursi kekuasaan baik pemerintah, legislatif maupun yudikatif, sulit bagi mereka untuk meninggalkannya.
Karena untuk mempertahankannya perlu biasa sangat besar. Apalagi Pemilu hanya 3 tahun lagi, belum pilkada2 yang banyak memrlukan biaya.

@Sawali,
Benar Masa Sawali dengan dipilih lebih dari 60% suara pemilu harusnya dia pede mengingat sistim pemerintahan kita adalah presidential bukan parlementer. Kalau harus tergantung pada DPR berarti suara rakyat sia2.

@Munir Adi,
People are bored with the news about reshuffle that has been spreading since September.

@Colson,
Yeah too many Ministers and Vice Ministers, I wonder how would they take actions.

@Ciids,
Rakyat sekarang sudah tidak bisa dibohongi lagi. Kalau politisi tidak bisa kerja yang benar tentunya rakyat tidak akan pilih lagi partainya.

@Deeahzone,
Benar, kita lihat saja bagaimana sepak terjang mereka selama masa jabatannya.

@WebbieLady,
That's the point, the fatter and heavier the cabinet then the slower they'll move.

boyin said...

balancing the nation is very hard if we have to accommodate so many party. One absolute power is the solution although many people attack you.

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