Ahok Accepts Offer to Lead SOE

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok confirmed that he was offered to work in a state-owned enterprise. Ahok, who now want to be addressed to as BTP, said that he accepted the offer.

    "Being able to help the country is a gift from God," he said on Wednesday night, November 13,.

    Ahok said he does not to know which SOE was chosen for him. A source of Koran Tempo source said he was offered the position of Pertamina's chief commissioner. However, Ahok said that there had been no discussion regarding Pertamina during a meeting with SOE Minister Erick Thohir.

    Ahok was invited to the SOE Ministry Office on Wednesday. For an hour and a half, he talked with Erick Thohir.

    Ahok said he was invited to talk about the future of state-owned companies.

    Ahok's former deputy and successor of Jakarta governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat supports the idea of him running an SOE. 

    "He is a pro. He is a party cadre, but he is very professional; he is detailed, and he is a hard worker who is straight and very creative," Djarot said in Jakarta, Wednesday.

    DIAZ PRASONGKO