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Jakarta Post

Commentary: Where is defense white paper, Minister Prabowo?

  • Imanuddin Razak

    Journalist at The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  12:30 am

Since his inauguration on Oct. 23, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has visited a number of entities within the Defense Ministry’s supervision. The tours were aimed at both garnering insights from and identifying problems of the entities — everything he needs to address in his capacity as assistant to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo for defense affairs.After apparently learning enough upon his visits to the Indonesian Defense University, a higher learning institution on security and defense, to the Indonesian Military (TNI) headquarters, where he met the rank and file of the military organization, and to state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad and state-owned telecommunications company PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia Persero (INTI), where he met not only Pindad and INTI executives but also those of other state-owned companies in defense-related strategic industries, Prabo...