Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia's finance minister. Photo: Bloomberg

Indonesia’s Jokowi keeps finance minister with rock star appeal, Sri Mulyani, in new cabinet

  • After meeting Widodo, Sri Mulyani – a no-nonsense yet charismatic former World Bank managing director – said she had agreed to stay on and ensure policies supported the president’s priorities
  • She was Indonesia’s finance minister from 2005 to 2010 under president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono before resigning amid a quarrel with fellow minister and close presidential aide Aburizal Bakrie
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Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia's finance minister. Photo: Bloomberg
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) on board a warship to the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea next to minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan. Photo: Indonesian President Office

‘New Balis’, Islam, and moving the capital: Indonesia’s Luhut Pandjaitan on Jokowi’s challenges

  • Luhut Pandjaitan, the Indonesian president’s trusted aide and his point man on China affairs, says Jakarta’s biggest task is luring foreign investors who can give the country a leg-up in technological development
  • He refutes suggestions that the government is promoting nationalism and says it is committed to tackling growing religious conservatism
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) on board a warship to the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea next to minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan. Photo: Indonesian President Office
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