The Jakarta Post
The House of Representatives’ Commission XI, overseeing financial affairs, among other things, will this week start an approval process of the sole candidate for Bank Indonesia governor, Perry Warjiyo, who was submitted by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, late February.
The so-called fit and proper test, which is in the form of an interview by lawmakers, is required by law, but it is likely only a formality as so far, as there is no significant opposition to Perry’s nomination by House members.
“We will finish the fit and proper test and the election this week. This evening, Commission XI will hold a meeting with experts to seek input,” said Commission XI lawmaker Muhammad Nur Purnamasidi in Jakarta on Monday as reported by kompas.com.
Among the experts invited were former vice president and BI governor Boediono, former maritime affairs and fisheries minister Rizal Ramli and Atma Jaya Catholic University economist Antonius Prasetyantoko.
Meanwhile, the fit and proper test will be held on Wednesday, Muhammad added.
Fit and proper tests for BI deputy governor candidates — Dody Budi Waluyo, Wiwiek Sisto Widayat and Doddy Zulverdi — will be held on Tuesday.
The results for both BI governor and BI deputy governor will be announced on Thursday and will be affirmed in the House’s plenary session on April 4.
After his approval by the House, Perry, who is now a BI deputy governor, will replace BI Governor Agus Martowardojo, who will end his term in May. (bbn)