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‘I won’t rock the boat’: New detectives chief

  • Rendi A. Witular and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 1 2016   /  08:51 am

Insp. Gen. Ari Dono Sukmanto may not be the best, but he may also be among just a handful of officers acceptable to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the many competing factions in the police force to lead the detectives division.

In his 31 years of service, Ari has chosen to play it safe with no notable achievements nor severe failures recorded throughout his career.

After taking over the prestigious job on Tuesday from his predecessor Comr. Gen. Anang Iskandar, who is set to retire this month, Ari said he had many plans, but he was willing to compromise in order to avoid making disturbances.

Ari said he would not pursue cases that might rock the boat or harm the economy.

“The essence of our law enforcement is not to ignite disturbances. If we rock the boat, we worry that it will disrupt the economy,” said Ari.

“The detectives division w...