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Indonesia Replaces Trade Minister as Food Prices Surge

Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced the trade minister in a third cabinet change in his last term as the government sought to contain public fallout after a cooking oil shortage and soaring prices of food staples. 

Zulkifli Hasan,a deputy speaker at the People’s Consultative Assembly, will replace Muhammad Lutfi as trade minister overseeing food supply, according to a statement.