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Jakarta Post

Agus Martowardojo: Dedicated to work

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 24 2010   /  01:24 pm
Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardjojo: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)(JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardjojo: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)When Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced her resignation from the post of finance minister, many Indonesians worried that her shoes would be very hard to fill. However, Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardojo appears to have cleared all doubts by assuring Indonesians he will pursue the Finance Ministry's reform agenda. "I will make civil servants proud of their corps, and ensure they perform their duties with dedication," said the newly appointed finance minister. Agus also said he would increase tax collection by registering more taxpayers and creating a healthy business climate to generate more tax revenue. Will he target tax evaders? "I will learn about them first," he said. Importantly, he added he would liaise with all stakeholders, including the House of Representatives and non-profit agencies, to gain thei...