Subianto Promises to Slice Electricity Price, Widodo Extends Autonomy Fund
Two Indonesian surveyor, Vox Populi Research Center and Charta Politika, puts Joko Widodo - Ma'ruf Amin pair ahead Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The two presidential candidates underwent the fifth day of the open campaign for the 2019 Presidential Election on Thursday (03/28). At their speech, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno promised to improve the nation’ economy, while Joko Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin commits to continue equitable development across Indonesia, especially in the infrastructure sector.

After consolidating in Jakarta, yesterday Subianto campaigned in Bandung and today in Bogor, West Java. While, his running mate Uno since Wednesday combed eastern Indonesia, West Papua and continued his campaign in South Sulawesi.

In Bandung, Subianto criticized the three priority card program of his competitor, Widodo. According to him, the distribution of three types of cards does not guarantee people’ welfare. Moreover, the current state of the country’ finances does not support the program.

“We will share all the cards, huh? Are you happy to be given a card? Why are you divided into 5, 7, 10 cards if there is no money,” he said in front of thousands of supporters yesterday.

At present the Indonesian people really need jobs. Because there are still many young people in Indonesia who are unemployed because of the lack of available employment. In addition, our current needs are stability and affordability of basic commodities. According to him, the card programs cannot provide welfare and are only temporary, he added.

He stressed, his team’ struggle was to create a sense of justice and prosperity for all the people of Indonesia by opening employment opportunities to the widest possible extent. As well as reducing and guaranteeing prices of basic necessities, protecting farmers and fishermen from import attacks and increasing income for government employees.

This can be achieved by suppressing the leakage of State finances currently stored abroad and suppressing corruption in Indonesia. So we want to improve the nation’ economy as a whole.

“Thus, the money lost due to corruption and saved abroad will divert us to create extensive employment. By building new factories, improving salaries of civil servants, teachers, governors, ministers, nurses, doctors, midwives, honorary teachers, and all other government employees, “he stressed.

While, his pair Uno, promised to build decent houses and debriefing for the millennial generation of West Papua to enter the world of entrepreneurship. He also promised, if elected to attend the celebration of 165 years of the entry of the Gospel in Papua. The program is planned to be held later in 2020.

The incumbent Widodo, carried out a campaign in the outer border region of Indonesia, Kalimantan Island. After meeting supporters in Pontianak, West Kalimantan and Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on Wednesday, he continued the campaign in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, and Mamuju, West Sulawesi. While his mate Amin greeted the community “Nahdlatul Ulama” Wonosobo, Central Java.

In Kalimantan, Widodo promised to accelerate the development of the region because of its strategic location and the direct border with neighboring Malaysia. He added West Kalimantan as a miniature of Indonesia. Communities are asked to maintain unity and unity amid political differences.

Therefore, he is committed to building Kalimantan and promises to prioritize the area if elected.

“Our mission is to continue equitable development of infrastructure throughout Indonesia. That’s the main condition for the nation’s economic progress,” said the president.

All the outer islands of Indonesia, Papua, and Kalimantan must enjoy development, increase distribution of business results. Then we have to build the road, he added.

On that occasion, the incumbent also reminded the peoples to be aware of hoaxes. According to him, many false stories were deliberately disseminated to discredit them such as the removal of religious studies, the prohibition of azan, and the permissibility of LGBT and adultery.

“There are a lot of hoaxes, slanderous news, and lies. We must dare to fight it,” he said enthusiastically.

While Amin greeted the Wonosobo community during the 96th ceremony of the Nahdatlu Ulama in Wonosobo Square. According to Amin, the majority of the Wonosobo people came from the Nahdliyin family, so he was optimistic he would win a big vote in Wonosobo. “Yes, it’s at least 80 percent. I’m sure we won here,” he said.

He also re-promoted their three sales cards in the presidential election this year: Indonesian Smart Cards, Pre-Work, and Basic Food Cards. He finally called on all people to take part in the “White Wednesday” movement at the time of the 2019 Presidential Election.

Written by Lexy Nantu, Email: lexy@theinsiderstories.com