Energy Transition
“the Prabowo Way”

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Dr. Dina Nurul Fitria
Dr. Dina Nurul Fitria, Agribusiness Lecturer from Trilogy University

Jakarta, IO – This author once read Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) General Chairman Prabowo Subianto’s presentation on “A Masterplan for Indonesian Economic Rescue and Awakening: A Big-Push Strategy”. He presented this idea before Indonesian President Joko Widodo and ten leaders of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR). 

To create a just and prosperous country, he highlights several strategies, boosting Indonesia’s economic growth rate by double-digits within 8-10 years. These include (1) assurance of (national) security, (2) food security, (3) energy security and (4) water availability. In addition, the main points in building political, economic, legal and sectoral strengths and justice include education, health, family planning and housing. 

As a minister assisting President Joko Widodo, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto also proposed a notion about “The Asian Way” in a strategic multipolar region, as a new non-military paradigm. It aims to safeguard the geopolitics of natural resources and global energy, considering that Indonesia, as a part of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific, is a center of global maritime dynamics.