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from THE JAKARTA POST -- THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 -- PAGE 12 International relations observers agree are questioning Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo "personal" support of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to lead the International Monetary Fund(IMF).
University of Indonesia international relations expert Mahmud Syaltout said on Wednesday that Agus' ministerial appointment was political, so everything he said was a political statement from a public diplomacy point of view.
"The IMF speaks about monetary affairs and a finance ministry is a representation of a country's monetary regulator. So what Agus said about his 'personal support' of Lagarde for the IMF's …