Energy Minister removed


Archandra Tahar, the recently appointed energy and mineral resources minister, has been removed from his post because he allegedly holds dual US and Indonesian citizenship. Mr Tahar was appointed on 27th July to his portfolio.

Luhut Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs, which oversees the energy ministry, will act as interim minister in the meantime.

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