Tommy Soeharto Wants Repelita and GBHN Revived Again

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  • Hutomo Mandala Putra, alias Tommy Soeharto, son of former President Soeharto. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    Hutomo Mandala Putra, alias Tommy Soeharto, son of former President Soeharto. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of the Berkarya (Working) Party Hutomo Mandala Putra or Tommy Suharto said, as a politician and a son of former second President of Indonesia Soeharto, he`s saddened with the condition of the Indonesia as a nation today.

    “Food security is indispensable, especially since we have a large area, we have the potential not only the self-sufficiency in food but world food barns, but never used or realized by the government during the reform,” said Tommy, Sunday, July 22.

    Tommy said the situation was a tough challenge and would be the flagship of the party he leads. “Especially rice, maize and palm oil, because only those three elements of food that can be highlighted from our country, and thus will also generate great foreign exchange for the nation,” said Tommy.

    “Our benchmark for the nation is concrete steps, such as long-term plans of five years (Repelita) and 25 years and GBHN (State Policy Guidelines), how we build a state if we only rely on the State Budget (APBN),” said Tommy.

    Tommy Soeharto also hoped that the Repelita and GBHN that existed during the reign of President Soeharto could be revived through Berkarya Party.

    ADE RIDWAN YANDWIPUTRA