Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 06:21 WIB

Observer: Bambang Soesatyo Right Figure to Become House Speaker

Executive Director of Indonesia Political Review (IPR) Ujang Komarudin.

JAKARTA, NNC - Executive Director of Indonesia Political Review (IPR) Ujang Komarudin said that the appointment of Bambang Soesatyo as speaker of the House of Representatives by Golkar Party is very appropriate because he is experienced and senior in politics.

"Bamsoet [Bambang Soesatyo] is the right person to be the speaker of the House of Representatives. Bamsoet is a mature and experienced Golkar Cadre across the world of politics and organization," said Ujang Komarudin in Jakarta, Monday (1/15/2018).

Ujang also assessed Bamsoet is close to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Thus, he said, communication between parliament and executives will be easier and effective.

"To finish the work of making the Law in the House it requires a good and unified cooperation from the legislature and the executive. Because Bamsoet became speaker of the House, I think this will be better in the future," he said.

Ujang revealed the appointment of Bamsoet is not separated from Jokowi's blessing. The President will certainly see the figure who can be invited to work together to expedite all the policies and and regulations issued to fulfill the vision of government.

In addition, according to the political observer from the Universitas Al Azhar Indonesia (UAI) Jakarta, Bamsoet is a figure close with journalists and other civil society elements. No wonder Bamsoet becomes a media darling because of his courage in voicing the truth.

However, Ujang reminded, Bamsoet's challenges in the future as speaker of the House are not easy. Heavy duty is waiting, such as considerable number of unresolved bills, and the quite heavy one is to raise the image of the Legislature.

"Bamsoet has a tough challenge to improve the destroyed image of the House and also increase the productivity of House members in making the law qualified and beneficial to the people," said Ujang.