Cabinet reshuffle needed to fill two vacant posts: VP


Jakarta, Indonesianpost.comVice President Ma’ruf Amin has said that the Cabinet needs to be reshuffled to fill at least two vacant posts.

“To be sure, a reshuffle (is needed) to fill two (vacant) posts. The first is (the post of) administrative and bureaucratic reform minister and the second is (the post of) deputy foreign minister,” he informed after attending the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of Indonesian ulema Habib Umar bin Hood Alatas’s death in Depok, West Java, on Saturday.

The post of administrative and bureaucratic reform minister fell vacant after Tjahjo Kumolo died, while the post of deputy foreign minister fell vacant after Mahendra Siregar was appointed chief of the Financial Services Authority (OJK).

So far, President Joko Widodo has not announced a replacement for Kumolo.

On July 16, 2022, the President appointed Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, as acting minister of administrative and bureaucratic reform until a new minister is inaugurated.

On the reshuffling of other posts in the Cabinet, Amin asked all sides to wait for a presidential decree to that effect.

“About the others, I think we’d better await. Let us see later,” he remarked.

President Widodo last reshuffled his Cabinet in July 2022 by inaugurating two ministers and three vice ministers at the State Palace in Jakarta.

The two ministers were Zulkifli Hasan, who replaced Muhammad Lufti as trade minister, and Hadi Tjahjanto, who replaced Sofyan Djalil as minister of agrarian affairs and spatial planning and head of the National Land Agency (BPN).

Meanwhile, the three inaugurated vice ministers were Wempi Wetipo (vice minister of home affairs), Afriansyah Noor (vice minister of manpower), and Raja Juli Antoni (vice minister of agrarian affairs and spatial planning and head of BPN). | Antara

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