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Jakarta Post

Jokowi has the final say on police chief

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 18 2016   /  08:38 am

National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti will reach mandatory retirement age in July and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will have to answer the much-asked question: Will Badrodin stay on as police chief?

Jokowi has the authority to keep Badrodin on as chief or replace him, as the existing regulation allows Jokowi both options.

The National Police Law stipulates that police officers retire at the age of 58, but officers with specific required abilities may be kept in active service until the age of 60.

Several legislators have voiced their opinion regarding the potential National Police leadership options in the current climate.

House deputy speaker Fadli Zon said Tuesday that Jokowi needed to keep Badrodin because he is can maintain a conducive climate in the police corps, citing public criticism of the police for taking excessive measures against commun...