Gov't Has Resolved Arcandra's Citizenship Status: Law Minister

M Rodhi Aulia    •    07 September 2016 14:27 WIB
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Gov't Has Resolved Arcandra's Citizenship Status: Law Minister
Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly (Photo: MTVN/LB Ciputri Hutabarat)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The government has resolved former Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arcandra Tahar's citizenship status.

"We have resolved the issue," Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/7/2016).

President Joko Widodo discharged Arcandra last month after reports emerged that Arcandra received American citizenship in 2012. Indonesia doesn't acknowledge dual citizenship.

However, Jokowi didn't name the replacement immediately. He instructed Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to fill the role temporarily.

Yassona refused to answer whether Jokowi will reappoint Arcandra as Energy and Mineral Resources Minister. 

"We will explain it later," he stated.


(WAH)