Sofyan A. Djalil, the minister for communication and information, has been tipped to replace Sugiharto as the minister for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) besides other names like Kemal Stamboel (chairman of expert council at Prosperous Justice Party/PKS), Agus Martowardojo (CEO of Bank Mandiri), Arwin Rasyid (former CEO of Telkom). President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono summoned Sofyan to the State Palace yesterday that sparked further speculation of his new job and movements to keep Sugiharto, especially by politicians from Islamic parties like PPP, PKS, and PKB. These politicians ‘politely’ argued that Sofyan is fit for the current job and having him as the SOE minister might risks opposition from parliament. Who is Mr Sofyan Djalil anyway?

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