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Jakarta Post

Sri Mulyani earned her reputation as a tough reformist, and even an “iron lady”, during her years as finance minister from 2005 to 2010, when she helped the nation transition from the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis and sail through the US-led 2008-2009 global crisis. The tough code of ethics and sanctions she applied on the tax office during the period were lauded by many.

“I tell myself almost every morning and every night that I still have the energy to learn, to listen and then to design and define. I hope I still have those kinds of capacities,” she said, ending the 75 minutes interview with a beaming smile.

Read full story, 'Sri Mulyani Indrawati: The soft side of the ‘iron lady’, here.

(The Jakarta Post/ Esther Samboh and Prima Wirayani)