Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the credential room of the Merdeka Palace here on Tuesday night announced the improvement of the 2nd Indonesian United Cabinet members as the result of the reshuffle process.

The number of ministries remained 34 in accordance with law no.39/2008 regarding the state ministries, Yudhoyono said, adding that functions of two ministries are changed.

On the two ministries change of function, the previous National Education Ministry now becomes the Education and Culture ministry which is equipped with two vice ministries dealing with education and culture.

In addition, the previous Culture and Tourism ministry now becomes the Tourism and Creative Economy ministry.

The cabinet lines-up as follows:

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security affairs Joko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy M Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare R Agung Laksono, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Justice and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik, Industry Minister MS. Hidayat, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, Agriculture Minister Suswono, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan, Transportation Minister EE Mangindaan, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Cicip Syarief Sutardjo, Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar, Public Works Minister Joko Kirmanto, Health Affairs Minister Endang Rahayu Setianingsih.

The Education and Culture Minister Muhammad Nuh, Social Affairs Minister Salim Assegaf Aljufri, Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali, Minister for National Development Planning/National Development Planning Board chairman Armida Alisjahbana, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, Research and Techonology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Minister for Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises Syarif Hasan, Minister for Environment

Prof. Dr. Berth Kambuaya, Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Agum Gumelar, Minister for State Apparatatus Control and Bureaucratic Reform Azwar Abubakar, Minister for Disadvantaged Regions Helmi Faisal Zaini, Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan, Minister for Communication and Informatics Tifatul Sembiring, Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng and Public Housing Minister Djan Farid.

Meanwhile, the vice ministers lines-up are: Vice minister for Education and vice minister for Culture affairs are respectively Musliar Kasim and Wiendu Nuryanti.

Vice minister for State Apparatatus Control and Bureaucratic Reform Eko Prasodjo, Vice Finance minister Mahendra Siregar, Vice Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi, Vice Minister for State Enterprises Mahmuddin, Vice Health Affairs Minister Ali Ghufron, Vice Foreign Minister Warana, Vice Tourism Minister Sapta Nirwandar, Vice Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Widjajono Partowidagdo, Vice Minister for Religious Affairs Nazaruddin Umar, Vice Minister for Justice and Human Rights Denny Indrayana, Vice Minister for Defense affairs Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, Vice Minister for Industry Alex Retraubun, Vice Minister for Transportation Bambang Susantono, Vice minister for National Development Planning Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo,

Vice Minister for Public Works Hermanto Dardak and Vice minister for Agriculture Rusman Heryawan.

In addition, the President also promoted Lieut.General Marciano Noorman as chairman of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN).

Yudhoyono said the vice ministers in accordance with law no.39/ 2008 do not belong to the cabinet ministers. (*)

Editor: Aditia Maruli Radja
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