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Lawmakers target Dahlan and his antics

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 23 2012   /  08:51 am

Lawmakers long annoyed by Dahlan Iskan’s antics are blaming the state-owned enterprises minister for an alleged leadership mishap that led to the state suffering Rp 36 trillion (US$3.78 billion) in losses.

In response to a report by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) on the performance of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), of which Dahlan was a president director from 2009 to 2011, legislators scheduled an impromptu hearing session on Monday and demanded answers.

The BPK report shows that Dahlan was responsible for PLN purchasing diesel-powered electricity generators following its inability to meet deadlines on the construction of coal-powered generators in the 10,000 Megawatt projects.

The report concluded that the decision, which led to soaring electricity subsidies, was a result of poor management of the company’s energy mix.

To the dismay of legislators, ...