TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo or Jokowi had tapped the president commissioner of Adhi Karya, Fadjroel Rachman, as his spokesperson.
“Let me introduce Presidential Special Staff on Communication and President’s spokesman Bapak Fadjroel Rachman,” said the Deputy of Protocol, Press, and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, at Presidential Palace Complex, Tuesday, October 22.
Bey reiterated that the appointment of Fadjroel was based on the presidential decree inked by the president on October 21, which he forgot the decree’s number. Like Bey, Fadjroel claimed to have not remembered the registration number of the decree.
Fadjroel explained that he would maintain his post in Adhi Karya, albeit his appointment as a special staff. “Both could be run under the law. Yes, it would be double position,” he said.
Apart from Fadjroel Rachman, President Joko Widodo had assigned seven figures to assist him during this transition period of the government. They were Pratikno, Pramono Anung, Moeldoko, Retno Marsudi, Ari Dwipayana, Alexander Lay, and Sukardi Rinakit.
“They were given special tasks to help the President until the new cabinet is established,” said Bey.