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Political picks cloud Indonesian SOE minister's restructuring bid

Musician and cleric among new commissioners amid major consolidation, IPO plans

Erick Thohir, right, Indonesia's minister in charge of state-owned enterprises, has come under criticism for appointing a member of rock bank Slank to Telkom Indonesia's board of commissioners. (Source photos by Reuters and screenshot from Abdee Negara Instagram account)

JAKARTA -- Jobs for a rock guitarist and a prominent cleric as commissioners at Indonesia's state-owned enterprises are among a clutch of appointments raising questions over SOE Minister Erick Thohir's restructuring push.

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