Jokowi may announce Cabinet reshuffle this week

Two ministers recently arrested for graft and health minister expected to be replaced

Above: A staff member taking a woman's blood sample for Covid-19 serological testing at a Jakarta hospital last week. PHOTO: REUTERS Left: An advertisement for coronavirus testing in Bandung, West Java. Indonesia is gearing up to roll out its vaccina
Above: A staff member taking a woman's blood sample for Covid-19 serological testing at a Jakarta hospital last week. PHOTO: REUTERS
Above: A staff member taking a woman's blood sample for Covid-19 serological testing at a Jakarta hospital last week. PHOTO: REUTERS Left: An advertisement for coronavirus testing in Bandung, West Java. Indonesia is gearing up to roll out its vaccina
Above: An advertisement for coronavirus testing in Bandung, West Java. Indonesia is gearing up to roll out its vaccination programme. Originally planned to start as soon as last month, the programme is now slated for early next year, after delays caused by a poorly organised clinical trial of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine candidate. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to announce as early as this week a much-anticipated Cabinet reshuffle to replace underperforming ministers, including two ministers recently arrested for corruption, and maybe Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto.

The public has for months urged Mr Joko to sack the health minister - famously known for asking people to pray to ward off the coronavirus - for incompetence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2020, with the headline Jokowi may announce Cabinet reshuffle this week. Subscribe