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Jakarta Post

SBY's in-law named Kopassus chief

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 12 2008   /  10:18 am

PRAMONO EDHI WIBOWO: (JP/P.J. Leo) President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's brother-in-law Brig. Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo has been promoted to chief of the Army's Special Forces (Kopassus) as part of the latest reshuffle within the Indonesian Military (TNI). Edhie, brother of First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, will replace Maj. Gen. Sunarko, who will take over from Maj. Gen. Supiadin Yusuf as the Iskandar Muda Military commander overseeing Aceh. Supiadin will move to the TNI headquarters as the operational assistant to the TNI chief. TNI chief Gen. Djoko Santoso signed the first major reshuffle of the year on May 29, although it was not announced until Wednesday. Edhie, who graduated from the Military Academy in 1979, was promoted after having served as Central Java's Diponegoro Military Command chief of staff since September last year. Before that, he was ...