JAKARTADAILY.ID – Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) for Da'wah Cholil Nafis gave commented on President Joko Widodo's meeting with Tesla boss Elon Musk.
Cholil Nafis said high-ranking Indonesian officials to the United States met Elon Musk because he is a rich person.
"Money is sometimes more powerful than position. When high-ranking officials of this country come to America, they meet @elonmusk because he has money," said Cholil Nafis on his Twitter account, Monday, May 16, 2022.
"Being rich is important, sometimes even more important than power. It's good to be rich and powerful for good. But even higher if you have the knowledge, you can be rich and powerful," he said.
Cholil Nafis' comments came after Jokowi met billionaire Elon Musk for the first time in Boca Chica, United States, Saturday, May 14, 2022, local time.
Jokowi's meeting with Elon Musk is a follow-up to the President's order to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to discuss investment, technology, and innovation between Indonesia and SpaceX.
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In the first meeting with the Tesla CEO, Jokowi did not waste this golden opportunity and immediately invited Elon Musk to visit Indonesia to invest in several fields, especially technology.
Elon Musk said he was interested in hiring Indonesians for his company.