Thu, 18 Dec 2003

Nursyahbani joins PKB

JAKARTA: The secretary-general of the Indonesian Women's Coalition for Justice and Democracy, Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, said here on Wednesday that her five-year term as secretary- general had expired and that it was time for someone new to take over.

Nursyahbani said that she had refused to be reappointed as there were many talented and creative young party members whom she believed would be suitable to serve as the KPI's frontwoman.

"If I stay and let myself be re-elected, it'll mean that there will be no regeneration in the KPI," she told The Jakarta Post.

She added that she was now a legislative candidate for the National Awakening Party (PKB) in East Java province.

Although she was listed as a second candidate for the party, she was not sure which district she would be standing in.

"It could be either Probolinggo or Madura," she said. --JP