Fired and Rehired
Ignasius Jonan received the unexpected invitation through his cell phone at 11pm on Thursday a fortnight ago. The caller, State Secretary Pratikno, invited him to his official residence at Widya Chandra Complex, South Jakarta, the next morning. Jonan accepted the invitation.
Pratikno extended President Joko Widodo's offer for Jonan to rejoin the cabinet. Jokowi had removed Jonan from the post of transportation minister during the cabinet reshuffle last July.…
Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.