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Jakarta Post

Anies appoints new officials to posts left vacant for months

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 10, 2019   /  08:05 am
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inaugurates 15 city officials at City Hall on Monday.(JP/Sausan Atika)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had long been under the spotlight for holding off on appointing permanent members to his working team, opting instead to allow acting heads to take on various responsibilities at strategic agencies for months. The absence of permanent leaders was the result of a massive shake-up of positions involving 1,125 city officials on Feb. 25. Now, the strategic posts have been filled, with Anies having inaugurated 15 civil servants of echelon II posts on Monday. The officials had previously passed tests during an open recruitment period. The final decision, however, was left in Anies’ hands. Anies appointed Monday Lutfi Arifin to lead the Jakarta Administration Bureau, which had been under the leadership of an acting head for more than a year from July 5, 2018. He also inaugurated Syafrin Liputo as the Jakarta Transportation Agency chief, a position ...