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Jakarta Post

Govt denies Cabinet cracking

  • Dadan Widjaksana and Aditya Suharmoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta, Beijing   /   Thu, October 23 2008   /  11:04 am

EYE-TO-EYE: Finance Minister Sri Mulyani listens to Bank Indonesia Governor Boediono during a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday. They discussed the fate of the financially troubled Indover Bank. (JP/P.J. Leo) The government has brushed aside claims there is a conflict among Cabinet members that has placed the position Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati in jeopardy, in relation with her handling of companies hammered by the recent stock market dive. As reported earlier by The Jakarta Post, sources say attempts are underway to unseat Mulyani for her stern moves to safeguard the state budget and reportedly reject government assistance to rescue a business empire struggling to deal with the impact of its plummeting share prices. Sources name the business empire as the Bakrie group of companies -- controlled by the politically wired fam...