President completes Cabinet reshuffle
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has completed his long awaited and much trailed Cabinet reshuffle, making changes in twelve of the 34 ministries. The announcements came piecemeal over the past few days.
The president laid out to his new Cabinet the following list of priorities, fighting corruption, preventing religious conflict, eradicating poverty, improving the performance of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and building food and energy resilience.
The reshuffle has been described as ‘disappointing’, ‘timid’ and a ‘cosmetic gesture’ by a number of analysts.
The full list of changes as reported in the Jakarta Globe is as follows:
Amir Syamsuddin Minister for Justice and Human Rights
Azwar Abubakar Minister for State Administrative Reform
Lt. Gen. Marciano Norman State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief
Gita Wirjawan Minister for Trade
Jero Wacik Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources
Mari Elka Pangestu Minister for Tourism and Creative Economics
Dahlan Iskan Minister for State Owned Enterprises
EE Mangindaan Minister for Transportation
Gusti Muhammad Hatta Minister of Research and Technology
Syarif Cicip Sutardjo Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
Djan Farids Minister for Housing
Berth Kambuaya Minister for the Environment.