Key minister dies


Deputy Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Widjajono Partowidagdo, died on Saturday whilst mountain walking.

The minister was a key figure in the current plans by the government to raise fuel prices and had been the key spokesperson on the subject. The minister was also involved in formulating plan to raise the tax on exported minerals by 25% this year and possibly 50% in 2013.

The president has yet to name a successor.

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