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Lawmaker refuses to apologize for controversial statement

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, May 21 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Golkar Party politician Bambang Soesatyo denied on Friday that he had made a racially provocative statement when he accused Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu of favoring Chinese interests in her policies.

Bambang said Thursday that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had made a mistake by appointing ministers not because of their qualifications but in order to have representation from vario...