TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Puan Maharani has the support of a group of DPR members from the PDIP faction to run as a presidential candidate or presidential candidate in 2024. They call the group the Colonel Council. Johan Budi was the initiator.
Johan Budi said that on Tuesday, September 21, 2022, the Council of Colonels had been formed three months ago. Puan also knew and had no objection to the presence of her support group on the DPR bench.
However, PDIP General Chair Megawati Seoakrnoputri has another voice, even though it is conveyed through PDIP Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto.
Chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle or PDIP, Megawati Soekarnoputri is said to not agree with the existence of Colonel Council. The Secretary General of the PDIP, Hasto Kristiyanto, said in a directive delivered to the cadres, Megawati reminded that the Council of Colonels did not exist.
“Yesterday, I emphasized that it is not regulated in the party’s AD/ART. So the direction of the General Chairwoman was also very firm, the General Chairwoman had also reminded her, yes, it doesn’t exist,” said Hasto after the Regional Heads Coordination Meeting. PDIP at Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta, Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Profile of Johan Budi Former KPK Spokesperson
His full name is Johan Budi Sapto Pribowo. But better known as Johan Budi only. Johan initially had a career as a journalist and spokesman and then ventured into politics to become a people’s council. This member of the DPR Commission II was born on January 29, 1966 in Mojokerto, East Java. The man who is now 56 years old was previously a Special Staff of President Joko Widodo.
Johan left the position of the Presidential Special Staff because he was elected to the DPR for the East Java electoral district from 2019 to 2024. Before becoming the Presidential Special Staff, he had been the Acting or Acting leader of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 2015. At that time, Johan replaced Abraham Samad. and Bambang Widjojanto, who was dismissed because both of them had the status of suspects.
Johan has struggled for a long time in the institution to eradicate criminal acts of hooliganism. He has worked at the KPK since this institution was formed. He has also held several positions. Prior to being entrusted with the role of an interim official at the KPK leadership, Johan had held positions as a spokesperson for the KPK, Deputy for Prevention of the KPK, and the Director of Education and Community Services for the KPK.
The educational history of Johan Budi is that he attended elementary school at SDN Kemantren II and graduated in 1977. Then continued his junior high school education at SMPN 2 Mojokerto and graduated in 1981. Johan completed his final high school education at SMAN 1 Sooko Mojokerto and finished in 1984 His undergraduate education was taken at the University of Indonesia at the Faculty of Engineering. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1992.
In addition, Johan also took courses in Public Relations and Journalism at the Supreme Court in 1977 and courses in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Indonesia in 1988. He also took courses in Print and Television Journalism at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) & ABC News Melbourne. , Australia in 2002.
The award that has been won by a figure who is known for his expertise as a spokesperson is as the Best Practitioner in the field of public relations by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Public Relations Network. He was also lined up as The Golden Speaker of the Rakyat Merdeka Group in 2013.
Here are some positions that have been held by Johan Budi, quoted from dpr.go.id. Johan was part of the Research and Development Center for Oil and Gas Technology at the Oil and Gas Institute from 1992 to 1996. From 1994 to 2005, Johan pursued his career as a journalist. He was once a Daily Columnist Indonesian Media from 1994 to 1999. In addition, Johan has also been a reporter and editor Justice Forum Magazine from 1995 to 2000.
From 2000 to 2005, Johan Budi was also involved in Tempo. Among other things, he was the editor for the political column in Tempo Magazine from 2000 to 2001. From 2002 to 2003, Johan was the Head of Tempo’s Bureau for Jakarta and Foreign Affairs. Then in 2003 to 2004, he became editor of the national column of Tempo Magazine and editor of the investigative column of Tempo Magazine from 2004 to 2005. From 2004 to 2005, Johan was also a lecturer at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Esa Unggul University.
In 2006, Johan Budi no longer had a career as a journalist. He was appointed as the spokesperson for the KPK in that year until 2014. Then he became the Deputy for Prevention of the KPK from 2014 to 2015. Before finally becoming Plt. The KPK leadership in 2016. Johan left the KPK and became Special Staff of the President, primarily as Presidential Spokesperson from 2016 to 2019. Johan Budi then entered politics and participated in the Legislative Election party in 2019. Because he was a DPR member, he resigned as a Special Staff of the President. .
HENDRIK KHOIRUL MUHID I SDA
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