Thursday, 24 January 2019 | 17:21 WIB

Why Govt Must Remove Telkom President Director

Coordinator of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Muslim Youth Front (FPMI), Rifai SM.

 JAKARTA, NNC - Efforts to revitalize Telkom's management become homework for the government through the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) that must be realized in the immediate future. This was said by the Coordinator of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Muslim Youth Front (FPMI), Rifai SM. According to him, revitalization becomes an important agenda in the body of PT Telkom Indonesia.

"One of the agenda is to replace the President Director, Alex J. Sinaga," Rifai said in a written statement on Monday (4/16/2018).

Discrimination, said Rifai, is one of the fundamental reasons for the agenda to change the president director.

Rifai explained discriminatory attitude of Alex Sinaga can be read clearly several months since being installed as president director of Telkom in May 2015.

"What kind of discrimination in question, let us explore. In May 2015, this means that a few months after AJS was appointed as President Director of Telkom, PT Telkom reportedly poured funds up to half a billion rupiah for the help of the church in Mansinam Papua," he said.

This continued in December 2015 to 2016, through a CSR program, he said, PT Telkom poured funds of IDR1.8 billion for 60 foundations and churches.

In April 2016, PT Telkom again opened its safe. This time PT Telkom channeled aid to Del Institute of Technology (IT Del). IT Del in its institutional profile is an educational foundation that has similar network with PT Toba Sejahtera.

"Continued to December 2017, PT Telkom again disbursed IDR3.5 billion aid for the church in NTT," said Rifai.

This is the discrimination room that Alex Sinaga did as President Director. Not on behalf of jealousy, hatred, let alone Ethnicity, Religion, Race and Intergroup (SARA) we voiced what became the truth. But a leader if he cannot be fair then we must not defend.

"Alex Sinaga shows discriminatory behavior as the leader of a state enterprise, that's the problem," explained Rifai.

If the government is still persistence in maintaining AJS, it is the same as letting Telkom Indonesia on the verge of collapse. "The solution is easy, remove AJS, now or it's too late."