Advice for our next leader: Gita Wirjawan
"I think the game changer from a fiscal standpoint would be an increase in the number of taxpayer"
July-September 2014
By: Gita Wirjawan

Please summarize your three pieces of advice for the next president. Tax amnesty, eliminate the fuel subsidies as quickly as possible and invest a heck of a lot in an educational infrastructure that will support the plumbers and, beyond that, the engineers, the accountants and others. As many as possible. And let’s also get them to speak English.

Gita Wirjawan served as minister of trade under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) for two years. In 2014, he stepped down as trade minister to compete in the Democratic Party's presidential nominating convention, his first time on the political stage

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