Erick Thohir’s reaction to hear that Ahok will be removed from the chair of the Minister of BUMN – SOE Minister Erick Thohir is rumored to be hit by a reshuffle and replaced by Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok. Erick Thohir is said to be shifted to the Ministry of Trade.

This wild issue developed after President Joko Widodo gave a signal that he would reform or reshuffle his cabinet.

When asked by the media crew after the Coordination meeting at the Office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Banteng Field, Central Jakarta, Erick was reluctant to answer.

In fact, because some of the faces were covered by masks, the media crews did not know the expression of the former Inter Milan Club boss.

Erick only answered by raising his eyebrows twice and immediately died the office of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy.

Previously, the name of Pertamina’s Chief Commissioner Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok was reported to be one of the ministerial candidates in the Jokowi-Maruf Amin cabinet.

Responding to the news, Ahok claimed not to know anything.
“Don’t know,” said the former Governor of DKI Jakarta when confirmed, Thursday (07/02/2020).

Ahok also claimed there was no discussion from the government regarding him being a Minister of BUMN.

“Never,” said Ahok shortly.

As is known, lately WhatsApp chain message circulating containing the names of ministers who remain and who were replaced in the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet, presupposing the threat of President Jokowi to conduct a reshufle, circulated among journalists on Thursday (2/7/2020).

Based on the chain message, a number of ministers are still maintained in the cabinet. For example, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy remains in the hands of Airlangga Hartarto.

The Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, is still filled by Muhajir Effendy.

Furthermore, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, is still being managed by Luhut Binsar Panjaitan.

Then Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Lestari Marsudi and Minister of Religion Fachrul Razi.

Then, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziah, Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G Plate.

Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo.

While the new names claimed to be in the ranks of the minister are Police General (Retired) Budi Gunawan as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, replacing Mahfud MD.

Haedar Nasir as Minister of Education and Culture, Daeng Muhammad Faqih as Minister of Health, Soetrisno Bachir Minister of Social Affairs.

Then the name Basuki Tjahaja Purnama emerged as Minister of BUMN, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono as Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs, Triawan Munaf as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.

While Lieutenant General TNI Donny Munardo as Head of BIN, General TNI Andhika Perkasa as TNI Commander, Rachmat Gobel Minister of Agriculture and Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto Minister of Transportation.

While Erick Thohir became Minister of Trade and Mahfud MD became Minister of Law and Human Rights.

Spokesperson for President Fadjroel Rachman, and KSP Key Expert Donny Gahral Adian so far have not yet responded to the leaked names of ministers affected by the reshuffle.