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Jakarta Post

PBHI wants clean figure for BIN chief

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 31, 2015   /  06:03 am

The human rights watchdog group, the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI), called on President Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo to pick credible candidates for the position of chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) to replace Lt. Gen. Marciano Norman.

The PBHI said that Jokowi must not appoint a candidate who has a dubious human rights record.

PBHI secretary general Suryadi Radjab said, as quoted by, that Jokowi should not repeat the mistake he made in the appointment of HM Prasetyo, a NasDem Party politician, to be Attorney General, or his decision to nominate graft suspect Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as the next police chief.

The PBHI said that the four individuals who have been touted as candidates to become BIN chief have checkered human rights records and Jokowi should not consider any of them for the position.

The four individuals are former deputy defense minister Lt. Gen. (ret) Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, former BIN deputy chief As'€™ad Said Ali, former TNI deputy commander Gen. (ret) Fachrul Razi and former Jakarta Governor Lt. Gen. (ret) Sutiyoso.