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Jakarta Post

Listyo tops list of police chief candidates, but race remains open

  • Galih Gumelar and Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 25, 2020   /  07:52 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shakes hands with National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis after the police general's inauguration as the nation's top cop at the State Palace on Nov. 2, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

National Police chief Gen. Idham Aziz, before all police personnel, made it clear on July 1 that every one of them has the same chance of becoming the next police chief. With that out of the way, he said he expects the police force to remain focused on serving the country. The former chief detective, who will retire in January next year, also warned them not to fall for any false information that suggests otherwise. “There will be a storm of false information coming from all directions. Do not fall for that, keep doing what you do best as policemen,” Idham said during a virtual event that was live streamed to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the National Police on July 1, formally known as Bhayangkara Day, as quoted by Antara news agency. Idham’s speech on his replacement was deemed necessary to minimize the heated tension that usually emerges from the ...