Jakarta, IO – Effendi Simbolon, a PDI-P politician who sits at the House Committee I, believes that Indonesia needs world-class leaders, such as Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.
According to him, Prabowo Subianto has academic excellence, as shown by his impeccable fluency in English.
In addition, he said Prabowo is able to express his ideas without reading from text. Effendi said these qualities are expected of a world-class president.
“Pak Prabowo is academically excellent. In international forums, he is able to convey his thoughts without using an iPad,” said Effendi, as reported by Inews, Thursday (4/8).
The need for world-class leaders, continued Effendi, is also related to Indonesia’s rising global profile such as its hosting of the G20 forum this year. He said current global conflict has forced state leaders to have a high bargaining power in the eyes of the world.