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Jakarta Post

Who’s who in the new lineup

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, October 19 2011   /  08:00 am

Public Housing Minister Djan Faridz

Birthplace/date: Jakarta/Aug. 5, 1950
Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture; Tarumanegara University, Jakarta
Previous jobs: President director, PT Priamanaya Djan International (1996-present); Regional Representatives Council (DPD) member representing Jakarta (2009-2014).
Affiliation: United Development Party (PPP), Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Jakarta chapter chairman (2011-2014).
Controversy: In 2000, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) reported Djan allegedly received a credit facility from former energy and mining minister Ginandjar Kartasasmita through a non-transparent procedure to finance power substations. ICW claimed there were indications that the cost of the projects was inflated by up to US$600 million. Djan is known for his good relationships with military and political figures. He loaned a property on Jl. Kramat Raya, ...