Gita Wirjawan is named the ‘richest’ cabinet member with over US$40 million of wealth. As minister of trade, he is expected to boost Indonesia’s export profile, but at the same time protecting domestic market from influx of imported products. Hours after the inauguration, minister of industry MS Hidayat, had lobbied Gita to ban export of rattan. He should also deal with ‘hot issues’ like potato, salt, etc.

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