Wednesday, 21 October 2009

New Minister of Law and Human Rights

President of the Republic of Indonesia, HE Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 22.00 PM, announced the composition of ministers in the Cabinet of United Indonesia (Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu) II. The cabinet comprises 34 ministers and state ministers.

Among the thirty four ministers, Mr. PATRIALIS AKBAR, a senior politician from Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN), has been chosen and assigned as Minister of Law and Human Rights. Mr Akbar replaced Mr Andi Mattalatta who had been in office since May 2007.

Mr. Patrialis Akbar was born in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatera Province, on October 31, 1958. He obtained his bachelor degree in law from the University of Muhammadyah Jakarta. From 1999 to 2009 he served as member of the parliament, representing PAN.

As Minister of Law and Human Rights, Mr Akbar's responsibilities will include, among others, intellectual property laws. Many stakeholders of intellectual property system hope that under the supervision of Mr Akbar, the implementation and development of the national intellectual property system will continue to improve. It was noted that after the interview with the President during the fit and proper test, Mr Akbar mentioned that the issues of intellectual property is one of the concerns and directions given by the President.

Congratulations, Mr Akbar. We wish you the best of health and the greatest of success in conducting your duties as the new Minister of Law and Human Rights. May Allah bless you.

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1 comment:

  1. Menteri baru, selalu membawa harapan baru...Semoga membawa perubahan yang berarti di dunia hukum khusunya HKI di Indonesia...