Parliament gives Agus green light to become Bank Indonesia chief


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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