The statement of Democratic President Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) comparing the infrastructure of the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) regime with that of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is still in the public spotlight.
AHY in the Democratic Party’s National Committee briefing quipped that the government of President Joko Widodo or Jokowi was only preoccupied with the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of the infrastructure that had been built since the era of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) leadership.
In response, the Main Expert Staff of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP) Ade Irfan Pulungan said, regarding the remarks in his speech, AHY should have used his statement as material for self-reflection.
“If AHY’s statement is like that, of course he also has to reflect on himself again at the time, for example, at the beginning of Pak SBY’s government, he also continued the previous government,” said Ade when contacted by reporters, Thursday (15/9/2022).
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Ade also asked that the issues related to infrastructure development should not be the subject of debate. This is because development in a country is continuous.
“There’s no need to argue about it and there’s no need to argue, let alone make polemics,” he said.
Moreover, Ade believes that every leader must continue the development that has been carried out by the previous government.
“Yes, it has to be like that right (continued), the name is also the government of the Republic of Indonesia, the President is also the President of the Republic of Indonesia. Of course he works for the Indonesian people, for the Indonesian state.” concluded Ade.
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Previously, AHY compared infrastructure development projects carried out in the era of the SBY administration with the current Jokowi administration. He mocks the current government for building a lot of infrastructure, even if it’s only the first ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Initially, AHY mentioned that many infrastructure developments or projects were built during the SBY era, but they were not widely publicized.
“So I’m sorry, it’s okay friends in the media can catch this message. For example, some say that there was no infrastructure development in the past, in fact there have been many,” said AHY in his remarks at the 2022 Democratic Rapimnas at JCC Jakarta, Thursday (15/9/2022).
Then, AHY said that 70 or 90 percent of the projects that were built, planned, prepared, and commissioned in the SBY era reached 70 or 90 percent, but were claimed in the next government era and used as a ceremony by marking the project as a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“A year of ribbon cutting makes sense or not? Yes, we don’t need to be appreciated either, but don’t say, ‘this is our greatness, one year of cutting ribbons,’ said AHY.
“That’s called claiming something, yes, sometimes I’m speechless too,” he continued.
In addition, AHY said he had no problem with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and also thanked the Democrats, especially the SBY government.
“But why don’t we say thank you for laying the foundation or foundation that was built 70 percent, 80 percent, so there’s only 10 percent left for ribbon cutting. don’t care about infrastructure,” he said.