Four ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet / Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu, Minister of State Institution Empowerment Taufik Effendy, Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Watjik, State Minister for Cooperatives and SMEs Suryadharma Ali and State Minister for Development of Disadvantaged Regions Lukman Edy, Has submitted a formal resignation.
"The letters from the ministers had been received and I had reported it verbally to President Yudhoyono," said State Secretary Hatta Rajasa after a birthday celebration of President Yudhoyono in Puri Cikeas Bogor, Wednesday.
The ministers was withdrawn because they had been elected as the legislature in last April elections and the Law forbids them to double post. According to Hatta, President Yudhoyono has invited the ministers to determine their choice whether remains as a minister or a member of House Of Representative.
"The Law is set so. But later when the President still require their energy and thought, the President shall submit a separate request," said Hatta. The State Secretary explained the minister ad interim for the vacant ministerial positions will be appointed to serve until a new cabinet is formed.
Based on the results of elections in 2009, there were six ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet elected to the legislature, the Minister of Youth and Sports Adhyaksa Dault from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) electoral district of Central Sulawesi, Minister of State Institution Empowerment Taufik Effendy from Democratic Party, electoral districts of South Kalimantan .
Furthermore, the Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik from Democratic Party, electoral district of Bali, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Freddy Numberi from Democratic Party, electoral district of Papua, Minister of State for the Acceleration of Development of Disadvantaged Regions Lukman Edy from the National Awakening Party (PKB) Riau electoral district, and the Minister of State Cooperatives and SMEs Suryadharma Ali from the United Development Party (PPP) electoral district of West Java.
Because members of the House of Representatives will be inaugurated on October 1, 2009, the ministers who was elected as a representative must determine their position the latest on October 1, 2009.
Adhyaksa Dault and Freddy Numberi was previously chose to let go of their opportunities to become representatives of the people. Both of them had choose to continue the position as ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet until the term ends on October 20, 2009.