Gibran Rakabuming Denies Regarding the Issue of Procurement of Social Assistance Bags
Gibran Rakabuming Denies Regarding the Issue of Procurement of Social Assistance Bags - President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi) first son, Gibran Rakabuming Raka mentioned in the medium news newspaper also referenced the provision of bags for social contributions by the Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos) to PT Sritex. In fact, the hashtag #TangkapAnakPakLurah has become a viral topic on Twitter.
"Yeah, catch it if it's wrong. Just catch it if there are facts. I emphasize this again, I have never been involved. Never a name that references governing or anything like that. I have never received anything from social assistance funds," said Gibran, who was met after making a nutritional contribution in Banyuagung, Kadipiro, Solo, Monday (21/12/2020). Responding to the medium's news reports, Gibran was against referring to the provision of bags for social assistance to companies located in Sukoharjo Regency.
He made it clear, he had never made reference to or ordered or participated in matters of social assistance, let alone a goodie bag. “It's never like that. That is incorrect information," said Gibran. "Yes, in the future, please cross-check it to the KPK, cross-check it to Sritex. It seems that the Sritex faction has issued a statement. So, that's the news that is not true and can not be shown. If you want corruption, how come it's just corruption at this time? Not first. I've never been like that," he said.
Regarding the source of campaign funds, Gibran, who is a candidate for Mayor of Solo, asked to check the State Administration Wealth Report (LHKPN). “Campaign funds can be seen alone. All LHKPN can be seen, all campaign funds can be seen online. Please later check with Bu Roro (treasurer of the PDI-P DPC). We have never had a name covered up," said Gibran.
Gibran admitted that he knew Social Minister Juliari Peter Batubara. However, he explained that he had never met Juliari in person. “And I have never been involved in social assistance issues. What else to reference a goodie bag, never once. Please check with Sritex, check with the KPK. If there are facts here indicated. Nothing of the kind,” he insisted.
"I emphasize again. I have never participated in what is called referencing, ordering, whatever it is, I have never received anything from social assistance funds," he stressed again. Separately, PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk (Sritex) Head of Corporate Communication, Joy Citradewi confirmed, PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk received an order for goodie bags for social assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs last April. "The inquiry was received by our marketing faction immediately from the Ministry of Social Affairs and has been processed according to the ongoing process," he said.
However, his faction was against it if the provision of social assistance bags was the result of a reference from Gibran. "We want to confirm that the allegations that have been spread about references from Gibran Rakabuming Raka are not true. We appreciate the ongoing legal process and hope that these rumors can be resolved as soon as possible," he explained.
Source : kompas.com