Jokowi Has Not Made Any Decision About Arcandra: Spokesperson

Yogi Bayu Aji    •    14 September 2016 13:16 WIB
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Jokowi Has Not Made Any Decision About Arcandra: Spokesperson
Presidential spokesperson Johan Budi (Photo: MTVN/Desi Angriani)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: President Joko Widodo still has not decided whether he will reappoint Arcandra Tahar as Energy and Mineral Resources Minister.

"President has not made any decision," presidential spokesperson Johan Budi said here on Tuesday (9/14/2016).

Jokowi discharged Arcandra last month after reports emerged that he obtained United States (US) citizenship in 2012.

Indonesia doesn't recognize dual citizenship. Arcandra automatically lost his Indonesian citizenship when he obtained US citizenship.

However, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly reinstated Arcandra's Indonesian citizenship on September 1, 2016.

Yasonna explained Arcandra renounced his US citizenship on August 15, 2016. Yasonna decided to reinstate Arcandra's Indonesian citizenship to prevent him  from becoming stateless.


(WAH)