English President’s Unusual Step

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President’s Unusual Step

Political opponents suspect that the appointment of the two police generals is to secure a gubernatorial candidate in both W. Java and N. Sumatra. Appointing the two high-ranking police officers to civilian positions is contrary to the National Police Law.

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The government of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is using its power to manage public resistance when appointing high-ranking police officers as acting governors. The information that Comr. Gen. Mochamad Iriawan, the former chief of the West Java Police and the Jakarta Police, will be appointed [...]