Parliament gives Agus green light to become Bank Indonesia chief

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Agus Martowardojo, the current Indonesian finance minister, was today given parliamentary approval to become the next governor of Bank Indonesia.

During his confirmation hearings, Agus was subjected to a "tough" nine-hour grilling by a commission of the Indonesian parliament, according to a statement from the finance ministry. Despite reservations from some members, the committee ultimately voted in Agus' favour, with 46 members supporting his appointment, one abstention, and seven voting agains

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