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Former Jakarta governor makes comeback in prominent Pertamina role

Once jailed for blasphemy, Purnama set to be president commissioner at oil group

Former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in 2017.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former governor of Jakarta who was jailed for blasphemy, looks set to take on the role of president commissioner at Indonesian state-owned oil company Pertamina, following an announcement on Friday by the minister of state-owned enterprise, Erick Thohir.

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