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Jakarta Post

Delicate job awaits new chief detective

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The National Police's cybercrime unit presents suspects accused of involvement in the Muslim Cyber Army on Feb. 28, 2018. The six belong to a WhatsApp group called Family Muslim Cyber Army, which is accused of hate speech.(Antara/Reno Esnir)
Tri Indah Oktavianti
Jakarta   ●   Tue, February 23, 2021

The National Police have named Comr. Gen. Agus Andrianto the new head of the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), a strategic position that puts Agus in charge of leading probes into cases from corruption to cybercrime and online defamation that fall under the notorious cyberlaw.

Prior to his appointment as chief detective, Agus led the police’s Security Management Agency (Baharkam), but he was better known for his former position as North Sumatra Police chief.

Agus was also one of five three-star commissioner generals recommended to the President by the National Police Commission (Kompolnas) as frontrunners for the National Police chief position last month, though it was Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo who was handpic...

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