Toward this purpose, he came up with several names of people considered to be hardworking and capable of managing and supervising the 142 state-owned enterprises.
Assisted by two deputies, Budi Gunadi Sadikin and Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, Thohir had called on former Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama; former commissioner of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Chandra Hamzah, and politician, Rizal Mallarangeng.
"To manage assets amounting to Rp8,200 trillion, I need solid teamwork comprising not only smart people but also those with good morals," Thohir said in a statement here on Tuesday. Following a meeting with the minister on Monday (November 18), Hamzah said that the new BUMN Minister hoped that no more BUMN officials would be named suspects in corruption cases.
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