Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan appointed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to be the interim successor to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo the case involved. Luhut himself is not the first time he has held a ministerial role as he is today.
At least, Luhut has been appointed by President Jokowi three times to replace ministers who are currently vacant. The impression of ‘minister for everything’ is increasingly attached to the man who was born in Toba Samosir, North Sumatra, 73 years ago.
In a note detikcom, Luhut used to be the interim office of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2016. It temporarily replaced Arcandra Tahar who was respectfully dismissed.
“Appointing Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan who is also the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs as the person in charge for the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources until the definitive minister is appointed,” explained Minister of State Secretary Pratikno at a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta, August 15 2016.
Pratikno also said that his announcement is expected to be known by the wider community. Arcandra was dismissed for having dual citizenship. He is known to have a US passport.
Later, he also served as the Minister of Communications recently. Because, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi had a positive Corona.
“We also need to convey, the tasks of the Ministry of Transportation are very heavy right now. The President has assigned the interim Minister of Transportation, namely the coordinating minister, namely the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment as the ad interim Transportation Minister,” said Pratikno at the State Secretariat Building, Central Jakarta. , Saturday (14/3/2020).