and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin has been appointed as the Democratic
Party’s honor council chief, succeeding President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
appointment of Amir was seen as an
effort to refurbish the party’s images after a series of corruption scandals.
the Democratic Party has registered its new honor board with the Law and Human Rights ministry, Amir declined
to specify the names of board members pending an official announcement on
Assegaf, the leader of Democratic Party lawmakers
in the House, said that the 4-person board would have a new deputy chairman position
that would replace a treasurer post. (nai/dic)