Jakarta: Former vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno has refused to join the board of directors of a state-owned company.
The former Jakarta deputy governor has also confirmed that he would be focus on his businesses and his political activities with the Great Indonesian Movement (Gerindra) Party.
According to Sandi, if he accepts a poistion be in a state-owned company, he must sever ties with Gerindra party.
"State-owned companies should be free from politics," said Sandiaga after attending the Indonesia Economic Forum at the JW Marriott Mega Kuningan Hotel in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Sandiaga claimed he would spend more time as a politician. He stressed that state-owned companies should be managed by right people.
Sandiaga said that state-owned companies should be managed by individuals with proven capabilities. He explained that Indonesia has a lot of professional figures.
He said contributing to the country does not have to be done by becoming a minister in the government or entering a state-owned company. He believes that the management of the country, especially the economy, is on the right track.