AIMNN (02/04) – Muqaddiman new prime minister, Moch Gandra Al-Ghazali, has began his first week on office, after his inauguration in front of the King, Abdullah Allero I, yesterday (01/04).
Moch Gandra appointment as the prime minister was made after the King impeached his predecessor, Moch Nabil, on 20 March. The royal intervention was done because of Moch Nabil bad working performance that resulted in public protest, especially after an allegation of corruption that further incited protests.
After the impeachment, the King decided to govern the country on his own temporarily, while preparing the country for the successor he already appoint beforehand. Moch Gandra already received the royal decree on his appointment in 21 March, yet his inauguration was only took place in 1 April yesterday, awaiting King’s approval for the ceremony to proceed.
Moch Gandra’s term as the prime minister will be judged on how he responds on the Covid-19 spread in his home country. Recently, Muqaddiman autority had closed the state border and restrict public activities to prevent the spread of the disease. These policies are expected to be continued by Moch Gandra.