Presidential Debate; Prabowo Asks Jokowi to Learn from China

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto asked the incumbent candidate Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to follow China.

    "I honestly don't blame Pak Jokowi, this is everyone's mistake. We need to have the courage to improve ourselves. We have to learn from China; in 40 years [China] eliminated poverty. We have to follow what's right," Prabowo said during the fifth presidential debate at the Sultan Hotel on Saturday, April 13.

    The statement was Prabowo's response to Jokowi's statement. The debate moderator previously asked Jokowi about his strategy to maintain fisheries and agriculture commodities in order to attract millennials' involvement in the sector.

    Jokowi answered that Indonesia has been exporting raw material such as natural rubber. He, therefore, said that he will impose downstream policy to make Indonesia able to export processed material that will improve added value.

    The final election debate is focusing on the theme of Economy, Public Welfare, Industry, Trade, and Investment.

    Egi Adyatama