President to Discuss Arcandra's Citizenship Reinstatement

Stela Nau    •    08 September 2016 20:11 WIB
President to Discuss Arcandra's Citizenship Reinstatement
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay), Vientiane: President Joko Widodo plans to discuss Arcandra Tahar's citizenship reinstatement with related officials.

Jokowi discharged Arcandra from his position as Energy and Mineral Resources Minister last month after reports emerged about his citizenship status.

Arcandra obtained United States (US) citizenship in 2012 whereas Indonesia doesn't recognize dual citizenship. He automatically lost his Indonesian citizenship when he obtained US citizenship.

However, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly recently revealed the the government Arcandra's Indonesian citizenship on September 1.

"I have not received report about the issue,"  Jokowi said in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday (9/8/2016).

Jokowi said he will return to Indonesia tonight. He will discuss the issue with related officials tomorrow.

"Tomorrow morning, I will summon related officials," he continued.

Jokowi also stated that he will inaugurate Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as state Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief immediately. The House of Representatives approved nomination of Budi Gunawan this morning.

"I will inaugurate him immediately," he concluded.