Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice President: President Needs Ministers Who Can Do Their Job Well
THERE is no such thing as a retirement preparation period (MPP) for Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla. His workload has not ebbed even as his tenure is going to end in just two months. The 77-year- old native of Watapone, South Sulawesi is still occupied with meetings and working visits to various regions.
KALLA still gives speeches at various forums up to four or five times a week. Occasionally, he accompanies President Joko Widodo to events and also to meetings with ministers. “I’m still the vice president, right? So, everything still goes on as usual. There’s no MPP,” Kalla said in a special interview with Tempo at the Vice President’s office in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, August 15.
But Kalla has a series o...