JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced a new Cabinet line-up that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a close ally in charge of maritime issues.
Jokowi said Wednesday that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance minister from 2005-2010, is returning to the role. She is currently a managing director at the World Bank.
The Coordinating Security Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan will become the coordinating minister for maritime issues at a time when Southeast Asian nations are at odds with China over its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.
It is the second reorganization of Jokowi’s Cabinet since the maverick politician became president in 2014, after defeating an establishment candidate in a national election.
New appointments were also announced to several economy-related ministries.