President Joko Widodo or Jokowi inaugurated Andi Amran Sulaiman as Minister of Agriculture (Mentan) and General Agus Subiyanto as Chief of Army Staff (KSAD) at the State Palace, Wednesday (25/10/2023) morning.
The inauguration was attended by a number of ministers since 09.00 WIB. Before taking the oath of office, both Andi Amran Sulaiman and Agus Subiyanto’s inauguration began with the reading of the presidential decree.
For your information, Andi Amran Sulaiman once held the same position during the Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla Cabinet. At that time, Amran took the oath of office on October 27 2014.
He completed his term of office at the same time as the end of Jokowi’s Cabinet volume I on October 20 2019. During his tenure as Minister of Agriculture, Amran was said to have survived the reshuffle discourse that was circulating twice.
In 2015, it was said that Amran would be reshuffled by Jokowi. He was said by economic observer Faisal Basri to be a minister who was difficult to coordinate with the Coordinating Minister for the Economy at that time, Sofyan Djalil.
Faisal Basri said that Amran and Jonan did not want to have a meeting with Sofyan Djalil.
“Both Amran and Jonan have never had a coordination meeting with the coordinating minister for the economy, not even once. So, indeed, the minister is struggling, he needs to be replaced,” he said, citing reports on , , Tuesday (14/7/2015).
Should, continued Faisal, the minister coordinate with the coordinating minister. Because, if this is not the case, the one who will be blamed by the public will be the coordinating minister who is directly above him.
Meanwhile, the issue of a reshuffle has hit Amran again, because it is considered responsible for the high price of beef in the months of Ramadan and Eid, the opening of imports of beef offal and buffalo meat.
Then the reshuffle discourse emerged again in July 2016. However, Amran was not subject to a reshuffle because Jokowi was said to have succeeded in securing food prices. At that time, Amran wanted to secure high shallot prices by supplying onions from onion centers in Java, such as Brebes and Nganjuk.
KSAD General Agus Subiyanto
While the name Agus Subiyanto is not a foreign figure in Jokowi’s eyes, Agus was previously Commander of the Paspampres in 2020. Currently he replaces General Dudung Abdurrahman as Army Chief of Staff.
Agus Subiyanto was born in Cimahi on August 5 1967 and graduated from Military Academy in 1991. Before becoming Army Chief of Staff, Agus Subiyanto was appointed Deputy Head of Army by the then TNI Commander General Andika Perkasa.
Agus was appointed as Deputy Kasad based on the Decree for the Position of 328 High-ranking TNI Officers through Decree number 66/I/2022 dated January 21 2022 concerning Dismissal from and Appointment to Positions within the TNI.