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Jakarta Post

Senior employees leave Merpati after leadership dispute

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 16 2012   /  07:42 am

A number of senior employees of the ailing state-owned PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines resigned on Tuesday after an internal row led to the ousting of president director Capt. Sardjono Jhony Tjitrokusumo.

“Some senior vice presidents and managers have resigned from their positions and we respect their decision to leave Merpati,” operational director Capt. Asep Ekanugraha told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

He refused to reveal the names of the employees who quit, saying that the employees handed their resignation letters directly to the newly appointed acting president director Rudy Setyopurnomo at Merpati’s office.

Asep said that the resignation of the employees would disrupt the airline’s operational activities for some time. However, he remained positive that suitable replacements would be found to fill the vacant positions.

“We have enough manpower t...