TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Senior economist Kwik Kian Gie admitted that he had offered his ideas about economics to President Joko Widodo or Jokowi, but Jokowi did not respond at all.
The statement was said by Kwik when asked about the reasons for being an advisor to Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno in the 2019 presidential election. Whereas Kwik is a functionary of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP). He has also been part of the Central Executive Board in the party.
“Regarding Pak Jokowi, has he ever invited me to speak? No,” Kwik said during a press conference at Prabowo’s house, Jalan Kertanegara IV, South Jakarta, Monday night, September 17.
Kwik who is also the Former Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) said that only Prabowo who invited him to discuss economics. “So it is logical that I speak with Pak Prabowo first,” said Kwik Kian Gie.