Comment: SBY may have told Timur to back down
Paper Edition | Page: 7
Aug. 9, p. 1
The leadership of National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo is being put to the test in how he handles the rift between his force and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
During a meeting with former police chiefs on Monday, according to a participant who demanded anonymity, Timur acknowledged that he had secretly received orders from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to comply with the KPK and immediately end the standoff.
The more we follow this matter, the more ridiculous the National Police look.
SBY is Javanese. They still have Toto kromo. Make allowances, be careful how to you talk to each other.
I believe SBY is telling Timur without hurting and offending Timur as the National Police chief. I believe SBY is telling Timur as gently as possible.
What Timur should consider by himself is what is going to happen to the National Police the longer
he waits to decide to hand over to the KPK.
If there was only one or two generals involved in corruption, it would be much easier for the President to tell the police chief what to do.
How the police behave now will be a turning point for the future of their reputation and respectability before the Indonesian people.