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Jakarta Post

SBY suspected of discussing rights abuses with ex-generals

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, March 14 2013   /  11:39 am
(JP/Jerry Adiguna)(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

(JP/Jerry Adiguna)Seven retired but politically wired Indonesian Military (TNI) generals held a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the State Palace on Wednesday, discussing the current political, economic and
security situation in the country.

The meeting, held only a day after Yudhoyono met with chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Prabowo Subianto, has led to speculation that the two sides were discussing possible political deals.

The retired generals were Gen. (ret.) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Gen. (ret.) Fachrul Rozi, Gen. (ret.) Subagyo HS, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Agus Widjojo, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Johny J Lumintang, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Suadi Marasabessy and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Sumardi. The retired generals are all alumni of the Military Academy class of 1970, senior to Yudhoyono who graduated in 1973.

“We discussed many ...