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Paddling between challenges: Opportunities for new TNI chief

Jakarta | Fri, January 19, 2018 | 02:03 pm
Paddling between challenges: Opportunities for new TNI chief New leader: Newly inaugurated Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left) strikes a pose with his predecessor, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo (right), after their handover ceremony at TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Nov.9 2017. (Antara/Galih Pradipta)

PREMIUM The selection of Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, the former air force chief, as the 20th military commander has sparked little public controversy. The low-profile general had long been predicted to reach the position because of his longstanding relationship with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Jokowi had forged close ties with Hadi since the latter served as airbase commander in S...

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