InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Zulkifli Hasan (Zulhas) was officially inaugurated by President Joko Widodo as Minister of Trade to substitute Muhamad Lutfi at Istana Negara, Jakarta some days ago.
When talking to some journalists after the inauguration, Thursday (16/6/2022); Zulkifli Hasan told that he got some instruction from President Joko Widodo to stabilize food prices, and bulk palm cooking oil price to be back at the highest retail price HRP), which is Rp 14.000 per liter or Rp 15.500 per kilogram.
He confessed, before the inauguration, he talked to some palm oil stakeholders about palm cooking oil issue. He believed what President Joko Widodo instructed would be running well.
Knowing this, politic observer from Medan, North Sumatera, Ikhyar Harahap to InfoSAWIT, Friday (17/6/2022) asked for the public not to underestimate Zulhas for his capacity.
"President Joko Widod has his own consideration to select him as Minister of Trade both from his track record and political aspects,” the former 1998 reformist, told.
The former activist of Partai Rakyat Demokratik (PRD) also told that Zulhas’ background was in economic degree of Universitas Krisnadwipayana in 2001 and got his Magister Manajemen at Sekolah Tinggi Manajemen PPM in 2003.
"Zulhas does economy and business because his background was a businessman too,” he said. (T5)