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Surplus of officers pushes TNI into civilian sphere

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 13 2017   /  01:33 am
Deep thinkers: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) executive director Philips J. Vermonte (center), CSIS senior researcher Evan A. Laksmana (left) and Indonesian Defense University lecturer Kusnanto Anggoro speak before the press at the CSIS office in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. The CSIS has released its latest research reported titled The Anatomy and Pattern of Job Transfers and Promotions for Indonesian Military Officers.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(CSIS) executive director Philips J. Vermonte (center), CSIS senior researcher Evan A. Laksmana (left) and Indonesian Defense University lecturer Kusnanto Anggoro speak before the press at the CSIS office in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. The CSIS has released its latest research reported titled The Anatomy and Pattern of Job Transfers and Promotions for Indonesian Military Officers.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Deep thinkers: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) executive director Philips J. Vermonte (center), CSIS senior researcher Evan A. Laksmana (left) and Indonesian Defense University lecturer Kusnanto Anggoro speak before the press at the CSIS office in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. The CSIS has released its latest research reported titled The Anatomy and Pattern of Job Transfers and Promotions for Indonesian Military Officers.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The lack of available positions for high-ranking military officers is correlated to the growing role of military members in civilian offices over the past few years, a study has suggested.

The expansion of the role of the Indonesian Military (TNI) in civilian affairs has brought back memories of the military’s “dual function” role during the New Order Era, which was tainted by violence and human righ...