President of Sang Hyang
Seri fired for alleged

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan has fired the president of state-owned agribusiness company PT Sang Hyang Seri and two of his subordinates after the three were named suspects in a graft case.

“Yes, the president of Sang Hyang Seri has been fired. I will sign his dismissal letter as soon as possible and possibly it will be sent to him today,” Dahlan said in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by the Antara news agency.

The company's president, identified only by his initial K, was dismissed to enable him and his two subordinates to focus on the legal proceedings they faced, Dahlan said.

As was reported earlier, Attorney General Office spokesman Setia Untung Arimuladi said that K and his subordinates – SH and H – were named suspects in the procurement of seed stock during the 2008-2012 period at the Agriculture Ministry’s Directorate General of Food Security in letters dated Feb. 8, 2013.

Dahlan appointed Upik Rosalina Wasrin as the new president of the company. “Starting today, Upik will be active in leading Sang Hyang Seri,” the minister said.

Upik used to be an assistant to the deputy minister for partnerships and environment development programs at the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry. (rkh)

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