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Jakarta Post

Govt names new PLN acting president director

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman
    Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 3, 2019   /   12:57 pm
 Govt names new PLN acting president director The alphabets spelling the name of state-owned electricity firm PLN can be seen above PLN's building in Jakarta. (Antara/Zabur Karuru)

The government has named an acting president director of state electricity firm PLN for the third time this year after the firm's latest definitive boss resigned due to alleged involvement in a corruption case.

On Friday, PLN's general shareholders meeting (RUPS) held at the State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry’s office appointed again an acting president director.

“The meeting appointed Sripeni Inten Cahyani as the acting president director of PLN and concurrently chairs her current position as PLN strategic procurement director 1,” the power firm stated in its press release.

Sripeni replaces Djoko Rahardjo Abumanan, the strategic procurement 2 director for PLN, who chaired the acting president director position since the end of May.

No new name was introduced nor replaced in the meeting, only Sripeni had the additional position.

The measure was taken after former PLN president director Sofyan Basir was named suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at the end of April in a corruption case pertaining to the US$900 million coal-fired power plant (PLTU) Riau 1.

Previously, PLN human capital management director Muhammad Ali, who once became the temporary president director after Basir was named suspect, said Djoko of PLN would hold the position until the shareholders of PLN, which is the government, finished the selection process.

“The shareholders need to study further about it [who will chair the new PLN president director]. […] The name should be announced before year-end,” he said in May.  (prm)