Joko Wi­dodo threat­ens to reshuf­fle Cab­i­net

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In­done­sian Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo has told his Cab­i­net he is ready to reshuf­fle min­is­ters or even dis­band gov­ern­ment agen­cies that he feels have not done enough to fight the coro­n­avirus out­break, ac­cord­ing to his of­fice. Wi­dodo made the re­marks in a Cab­i­net meet­ing on June 18, the video of which was re­leased by his of­fice on Sun­day.

“I see that many of us are work­ing as though things are nor­mal. That’s what’s ir­ri­tat­ing me. Don’t you have feel­ings? This is a cri­sis,” Wi­dodo said in the video.

“I will take any ex­tra­or­di­nary mea­sures for our 267 mil­lion peo­ple, for the na­tion. It can be dis­band­ing agen­cies, can be a reshuf­fle, I have thought of every­thing,” he said, adding that he may also is­sue more emer­gency rules if needed.

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