Mon, 17 Mar 2003

'TVRI' to get clear status soon

JAKARTA: The government has promised to help cash-trapped state-owned television station TVRI, a company director says.

TVRI president director Sumita Tobing said on Sunday that he was informed by the deputy state minister for state-owned enterprises (BUMN) Roes Aryawidjaya that the government would also replace the television station's board of directors.

Sumita said the deputy minister expressed support for the consolidation taking place in the television company, from getting rid of corrupt practices, auditing the company's financial records and firing the TVRI directors.

State Minister of State Enterprises Laksamana Sukardi had approved nominees to fill the five director positions, she said, adding that two of them would be TVRI officials and others from outside. -- Antara