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Jakarta Post

New TNI commander vows to close military businesses

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 29 2010   /  10:03 am

Newly-installed Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm. Agus Suhartono vowed Tuesday to carry on the TNI reforms, including speeding up efforts to terminate the military’s much-criticized involvement in business activities.Changing of the guard: New Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono (left) is congratulated by his predecessor Gen. Djoko Santoso after being sworn in by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday. Also inaugurated at the same ceremony was Vice Adm. Soeparno, who replaced Agus as chief of the Navy. JP/Ricky YudhistiraPresident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono installed the former Navy chief as military commander replacing Gen. Djoko Santoso at the State Palace on Tuesday. The Navy is now led by Vice Adm. Soeparno, who was inaugurated by Yudhoyono along with Agus.   Agus, who promptly secured the House of Representatives’ approval during a “fit-an...