Jokowi Appoints Mahfud as Acting MenPAN-RB to Replace Tjahjo Who Dies – Special Staff to the Minister of State Secretary Faldo Maldini said President Joko Widodo appointed the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menkopolhukam) Mahfud MD as Acting Minister for State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (MenPAN-RB).

“The position of Menpan-RB is held by Plt Pak Mahfud who was appointed to fill the position while waiting for the replacement process,” Faldo told reporters in Jakarta, Friday (15/7).

It is known that based on the letter of the Minister of State Secretariat number B-596/M/D-3/AN.00.03/07/2022 which was signed by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno on July 4, 2022, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian served as Minister of PAN RB ad interim on 4-15 July 2022.

However, as of Friday (15/7), President Jokowi has not yet appointed a definitive MenPAN-RB. “Government functions are still running well. We think that the presence of Plt Pak Menko Mahfud can ensure that the administration of government runs more optimally,” said Faldo.

Faldo did not mention when President Jokowi would appoint the definitive MenPAN-RB. “We all hope that this appointment will maintain the ministry’s performance and achievements in the future. A process like this is normal, of course it cannot make reactive decisions, the most important thing is that the substance is all right,” added Faldo.

Previously, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Mahfud MD was also appointed as Acting Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform. Tjahjo Kumolo died at Abdi Waluyo Hospital, Central Jakarta on Friday last week after undergoing intensive care for 13 days. The body of the deceased was buried militarily at the Kalibata Heroes Cemetery, Friday (1/7) afternoon. (*)