Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The debate was triggered by protests by Risma students visiting the Non-Cash Food Aid (BPNT) distributor, instead of visiting residents who were rigged by social assistance actors. The student shouted in a high voice towards Risma.
“You don’t slander me, listen. You have the right to speak, I also have the right to speak,” Risma said in the video to students.
“This is East Lombok, ma’am, we convey the facts, we know the social assistance chaos here, this is the place for unscrupulous distributors, why are you here,” said the student.
In the heated debate, Risma admitted that she did not know that the place she visited was a social assistance distributor. He also admitted that he did not know about the alleged social assistance person mentioned by the student.
“If it wasn’t my good intentions, why did I come here, I don’t know if this is a distributor or not, I’m the minister who doesn’t take care of that,” said Risma in a high tone.
Risma made a working visit in East Lombok to match the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS), monitoring, and evaluating the distribution of social assistance.
During the working visit, Risma found that there were still many social assistance programs for the Family Hope Program (PKH) that had not been distributed due to difficulties in accessing aid, blocked accounts, and empty balances.
A CNNIndonesia.com source at the location said the incident occurred after Risma held a meeting related to the evaluation of DTKS in NTB.
Two students immediately came to Risma and shouted criticism because many residents in NTB did not receive social assistance.
“Suddenly like that, Mrs. Risma immediately shouted at her,” said a source who did not want to be named.