Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cabinet Reshuffle as a Minus Malum

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono confirmed his plan to reshuffle his cabinet not in a big way as expected. Using his own words, only one or two ministers would not be in the cabinet anymore.
This is a minus malum approach by the president, a lesser evil than the pains of hell if he simply ignore the public outcry for a reshuffle.
Sources told me that minister of finance Jusuf Anwar is almost certain to be kicked out of cabinet. Candidates to fill the post are Sri Mulyani Indrawati (currently minister for national development planning) and Boediono (former minister of finance under Megawati Soekarnoputri administration).
Meanwhile the chief economic minister post is 50:50. Maintain Aburizal Bakrie in the post could be a 'hell' for SBY's public image, but replacing him could intensify political stand-off with Vice President Jusuf Kalla (Aburizal's key ally). A lesser evil, Aburizal would be moved to other cabinet post as, for example, as the minister of trade.
This could open the door for new guy to lead the economic team. Some economists are tipped to this post. Boediono, Sjahrir (economic advisor for the president), and Rizal Ramli (former chief economic minister and minister of finance under Abdurrahman Wahid adminstration) are the possible candidates.
Besides, Mari Pangestu (currently the minister of trade) might be moved to National Development Planning Ministry or Industry (currently Andung Nitimihardja). Andung might be out of the reshuffled cabinet should Mari fill his post.
Defense minister Juwono Sudarsono is said to resign due to health problems. That's it!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minus Malum = Not an ideal condition. Itu toh artinya?

Kabar-kabare terakhir soal re-shuffle:
1. Akan diumumkan sebelum tgl 20Nov05
2. Bukan 1-2 yang akan diganti tetapi 6-7
3. Yusuf Anwar & Andung pasti out
4. Re-shuffle nyangkut di soal Ical, apakah out atau in. Mungkin beliau jadi menperindag.

Yah, jadi nggak ada yang baru dong...

November 14, 2005 5:00 PM  

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