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New Indonesia ministers face host of challenges

Worries persist they're unable to overhaul departments, let alone steer a national policy

The Cabinet unveiled by Mr Joko (centre), seen here with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla (left), was heavily in favour of party affiliates: 21 in all, according to analysts.


THE new Cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is drawing mixed reviews amid worries the slate of names may be ill-equipped to address the country's slowing economy or the woeful state of its infrastructure and services.

Mr Joko's 34-member "working Cabinet" was...

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