New health minister, deputy energy minister to be named on Wednesday
Bambang Yudhoyono is set to announce the names for the new health minister and
new deputy energy and mineral resources minister, presidential spokesman Julian
Aldrin Pasha said.
Tuesday that the President would publicly introduce the new faces in a Cabinet
speech at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java
scheduled for Wednesday.
will announce the new names at the Bogor
[Wednesday],” said Julian as quoted by kompas.com.
He refused to
mention the names that will fill the position of health minister, which has
been vacant since Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih died of cancer on May 2, and
deputy energy minister, which is empty after Widjajono Partowidagdo passed away
on April 21.
secretary of the Indonesia’s
National AIDS Commission (KPA), Nafsiah Mboi, is rumored to be the new health
minister, while Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) energy expert Rudi
Rubiandini is believed to fill the late Widjajono’s shoes.
currently serves as the operational deputy of the country’s upstream oil and
gas authority BPMigas, confirmed the rumor on Tuesday, but added that he was
still waiting for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to set the record
“I am still
waiting for confirmation from the President,” he said Tuesday as quoted by tempo.co.
In addition, the
President is also expected to announce the new chiefs for the National Land
Body (BPN) and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). (asa)