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Jakarta Post

Aceh governor installation marred by attack

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 26 2012   /  09:00 am

Grenade attack: A police officer inspects the home of Zakaria Saman, a former guerrilla leader of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), in Pineung, Banda Aceh on Monday. An unidentified person tossed a hand grenade into the house as Aceh’s governor and deputy governor, both former GAM leaders, were inaugurated in Banda Aceh on Monday. Antara/Irwansyah PutraHome Minister Gamawan Fauzi on Monday swore in new Aceh governor and vice governor Zaini Abdullah and Muzakir Manaf, both former leaders of the now defunct Aceh Freedom Movement (GAM) who garnered the most ballots in the gubernatorial election on April 9 this year.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Aceh legislative council and was attended by thousands of members from the Aceh Party, which nominated the pair, including a number of Cabinet ministers and foreign envoys.

“I have sworn in dozens of governors during my ...