Jakarta: Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto welcomed the appointment of the former treasurer of the National Campaign Team (TKN) of the Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin pair Wahyu Sakti Trenggono as his deputy minister of defense.
"Yes, he has a good reputation," Prabowo said at the Ministry of Defense Office, Jakarta on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Prabowo did not comment further regarding Trenggono's appointment. The Chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party admitted that he was in a hurry.
"Yes, I am going to the Palace," Prabowo said.
Trenggono has been asked by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to help the defense minister. The businessman has also been instructed to focus on improving the country's defense industry.
"Responding to the President's request. Developing our defense industry," said Trenggono at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta.
A total of 12 deputy ministers have been introduced by President Jokowi. Five of them come from political parties and the rest come from professional backgrounds.