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No new definitive chief named in PLN reshuffle

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
    Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 29, 2019   /   05:36 pm
No new definitive chief named in PLN reshuffle Workers are seen at a substation project in Tanjung Karang, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, on Sept. 25, 2018. (Antara/Ahmad Subaidi)

The government has reshuffled the management of state electricity company PLN, but it has yet to appoint a definitive president director of the company after the resignation of Sofyan Basir, who was named a suspect in a graft case.

The reshuffle was made during an annual shareholders meeting at the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry in Jakarta. PLN strategic procurement director 2 Djoko Abumanan was appointed acting president director.

During the meeting, shareholders also appointed Supangkat Iwan Santoso, the former PLN strategic director 2, to chair PLN's regional business arm for the eastern part of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara as well as Sripeni Inten Cahyani, the president director of PLN subsidiary PT Indonesia Power, as the new PLN strategic procurement 1 director.

The meeting also approved Sofyan’s resignation, which was submitted to PLN recently. Sofyan was named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission in late April in a corruption case related to the US$900 million coal-fired power plant (PLTU) Riau 1.

Djoko replaced PLN human capital management director Muhammad Ali, who was appointed as PLN acting chief after Sofyan’s resignation.

“The shareholders need to study further about it [the appointment of the PLN president director]. The position should be filled before year-end,” Djoko said after the shareholders meeting.

Before the meeting, Alex Sinaga, former president director of state telecommunications company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, was rumored to be named the new PLN president director. (bbn)