Towering Budget for New Weapons
Monday, 7 June 2021
Budget for primary weapons systems is suspected only known to the defense ministry. The government is preparing a legal structure so that the budget is not disturbed until all debts will have been paid off.
DEFENSE Minister Prabowo Subianto, hounded by journalists about plans for the purchase of primary weapons system (alutsista), turned and accused reporters of knowing more about it. He refused to divulge budget details for the purchase of alutsista, which amounts to more than Rp1,700 trillion. “How do you know that? You know more (than I do),” said Prabowo after a meeting with the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Defense Commissio...
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