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Jakarta Post

Colleagues say Wiranto can walk, tell jokes as he recuperates after attack

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16, 2019   /  05:42 pm
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Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto is attacked by a man with a knife during a visit to Banten on Oct. 10.(ANTARA/-)

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto has been recuperating following surgery for abdominal wounds he sustained in a recent assault, with friends and colleagues pouring in to visit him in support since last week. The minister, who was stabbed during a working visit on Thursday last week to Pandeglang, Banten, had to have an operation at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Jakarta, during which a roughly 40-centimeter part of his small intestines was removed, his aides said. Abdi Setiawan Effendy, Wiranto’s son-in-law, said the minister had been moved from the RSPAD’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) to an inpatient room and was still receiving intensive treatment, even though his condition had shown improvement since his operation last week.  The chief security minister has been receiving endless visits from his friends and...