Sri Mulyani About Fruits Often Criticized: Thank you for the satire


Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani no ear plugs related performance his men who recently often get critics from the public, especially at the Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) and the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) of the Ministry of Finance.

Ani, her nickname, even expressed her gratitude for the input and criticism. In addition, he is also grateful for the insinuations from the public.

“I am grateful for all community input, criticism of us, satire and even,” he said at the KiTA State Budget press conference in March 2023, Monday (17/4).

Even so, he did not explain in detail regarding the satire in question. Ani only emphasized that his party would continue to improve.

On the other hand, Ani also said that not all customs employees have bad performance. He said tax and customs officials continued to work professionally amidst the many harsh criticisms.

“I also thank the tax and customs officials who continue to work extraordinarily persistent and continue to be committed to improving,” he said.

Therefore, Ani also asked the public to continue to respect and support the work of tax and customs officials. According to him, now is the era of openness, so that the public and ASN also need to look after each other.

Recently, Ani also carried out unannounced inspections (sidak) on excise workers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. He seemed satisfied with the performance of his men.

This can be seen from the smile of the State Treasurer when he made an inspection of the Soekarno-Hatta Customs service unit after attending the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2023 agenda in the United States.

“This time, I chose to see @beacukairi’s service process. I want to ensure that all business processes are carried out professionally and smoothly,” he said via the official Instagram @smindrawati.

During the sudden inspection, he witnessed officers’ services starting from filling in the Electronic Customs Declaration (ECD), which can be done online at, to the IMEI registration process.

“Thank God, on this occasion I also had the opportunity to chat with several passengers. Some were migrant workers who had just arrived in Indonesia for Eid. Starting from Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, to Kuwait,” he added.

According to him, during the conversation all these migrant workers said they were happy with the good and professional service of the Soekarno-Hatta Customs and Excise officers.

“It’s great to see the smiling faces of the heroes of this country’s foreign exchange. Greetings to the family at home,” he explained.

DGCE is indeed in the spotlight even by foreign media. Starting from collecting import duties which are greater than the value of the goods to messing up passengers’ luggage.

Alissa Wahid also shared unpleasant experiences with Customs officers in 2019-2020. The contents of the suitcase of the eldest daughter of Indonesia’s 4th President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) had been messed with by officers at the airport when he was returning from a conference in Taiwan.

She shared this via Twitter, responding to another tweet about the bad treatment by airport officials for migrant workers who had just returned to Indonesia.

[Gambas:Video CNN]



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