Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The cabinet reshuffle discourse only serves as the government`s political maneuver which could not ensure the effectiveness of the government, a legislator said.

"After all, the cabinet reshuffle discourse has been raised only based on the anger of a political party towards certain members of the government coalition," Bambang Soesatyo of the Golkar Party faction of the House of Representatives (DPR), said here on Sunday.

He said that with such a condition the government would face difficulties in regaining the people`s trust.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, he said, should therefore improve and increase the effectiveness of his leadership in the cabinet and in the coalition after the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) had confirmed its determination to stay away the government.

"Most of the people are no longer enthusiastic with following the cabinet reshuffle discourse as it has been raised for months," he said.

He said that various societal elements were not convinced that a reshuffle would increase the effectiveness of the government activities.

Bambang said that the pressure by a certain political party for a cabinet reshuffle was a result of its anger over the tax mafia inquiry motion which was finally rejected in a DPR plenary on February 22, 2011.

"This political party was angry because there were two political parties in the government coalition which were consistent in their stance to maintain their critical stance," he said.

He said that this political party should actually make an introspection because it had failed to manage the coalition in the parliament.

Bambang, who is also a member of the House`s Commission III on legal affairs, said that the people now did not see any strategic significance for the nation and state in the cabinet reshuffle discourse, apart from only to satisfy the anger of a certain political party.(*)


Editor: Ruslan Burhani
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