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Jakarta Post

Darmin finally named BI governor

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 23 2010   /  10:01 am

JP/Wendra Ajistyatama After raising tough questions on a number of sensitive issues related to tax fraud, the House of Representatives finally agreed by acclamation Thursday to name former director general of taxation Darmin Nasution as the new central bank governor.“All sides agreed by acclamation to appoint Darmin Nasution Bank Indonesia governor,” Emir Moeis, the chairman of the House Commission XI overseeing finance and banking said.The fit and proper test held by the commission to select Darmin as the central bank’s number one man began Wednesday. Darmin, now the central bank’s acting governor, spent most of the time answering questions related to tax fraud during the hearing rather than explaining his vision on how to lead the country’s central bank.During the hearing, House members referred to a number of the government’s controversial decisions in providing special ta...