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Jokowi honors former Cabinet members, fallen medical workers

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil and Galih Gumelar

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 11, 2020   /  06:15 pm
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Then-Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo speaks during a discussion held at the House of Representatives building in Central Jakarta on Sept. 27, 2017. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has awarded dozens of former Cabinet members and fallen medical workers with civilian honors in recognition of their professional accomplishments. Thirty-two former and current top officials received the Bintang Mahaputra Adipradana medal, one of the second-highest civilian honor. They include former coordinating human development and culture minister Puan Maharani; Luhut Pandjaitan, who holds the post of coordinating maritime affairs and investment minister for a second time now; and former National Police chief Tito Karnavian. Puan, a ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician, is currently the House of Representatives speaker, while Tito serves as home minister. Twenty-three doctors and nurses who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19, meanwhile, were awarded with various classes of Bintang Jasa medals, t...