Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Children of the Nation (LKAB) Rudi Kamri commented on the general chairman of Gerindra, Prabowo Subianto, who manipulated his cadre, Fadli Zon, for criticizing President Jokowi.
As is known, Fadli quipped Jokowi about the flood in Sintang, West Kalimantan.
Fadli Zon’s satire was made after Jokowi tested the Mandalika Circuit directly in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), Central Lombok, NTB.
While giving his appreciation, Fadli Zon quipped Jokowi about the Sintang flood.
“Excellent, sir. Congratulations on the inauguration of the Mandalika Circuit. When will we go to Sintang, the flood has not subsided for 3 weeks,” wrote Fadli on his personal Twitter account, @fadlizon.
Responding to this, Rudi regretted Fadli Zon’s attitude, which actually seemed to not support the government.
Even though the party that houses him, Gerindra, has entered into President Jokowi’s coalition. However, instead of supporting, Fadli Zon often criticizes scathingly.
“Parties that have been given allotments should support whatever the government’s decision is. Even if they provide input, they should not be disclosed to the public,” said Rudi on the Kanal Anak Bangsa YouTube channel, quoted by Hops.id on Monday, November 15, 2021.
“This Fadli Zon is indeed strange, he has succeeded in taking care of his malice and hatred in his heart to always criticize Jokowi,” he continued.
Furthermore, Rudi also said that he did not know more about Fadli Zon’s criticism.
It’s just that there are several possibilities that Rudi explained, ranging from the case of not getting ministerial quota, maintaining votes in certain groups, to building support.
“I don’t know, maybe he protested against Prabowo, why the ministerial quota was not given to him, or he was taking care of his constituents in Bogor Regency, most of whom belonged to the Bani Kadruniah group, or maybe Fadli Zon was withdrawing the support of the radical Islamist group that was back then. The presidential election supports Prabowo,” he added.
Fadli Zon reprimanded
The spokesman for the Gerindra Party, Habiburokhman, said about Prabowo who directly reprimanded Fadli Zon. Prabowo reprimanded Fadli Zon via the Secretary General of the Gerindra Party, Ahmad Muzani verbally.
“Pak Prabowo through Mr. Secretary General,” said Habiburokhman.
Habiburokhman emphasized that Fadli Zon’s tweets were personal. Gerindra apologized to those who were made uncomfortable.
“Regarding Mr. Fadli Zon’s tweet about Sintang, we need to straighten it out if the statement does not represent a faction or party,” said Habiburokhman.
“He has been given a warning and we also apologize if the statement causes inconvenience,” he added.