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Jakarta Post

Former Tim Mawar members promoted to Defense Ministry

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28 2020   /  01:00 am
The Jenderal Soedirman building in the Defense Ministry compound in Central Jakarta.(Shutterstock/Choirul Latief A. A)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed six military officers to strategic posts within the Defense Ministry, including two former members of the infamous Tim Mawar (Rose Team) of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus), which was implicated in the notorious forced disappearances of activists in the late 1990s. Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Djoko Purwanto confirmed the appointments ­— stipulated by a presidential decree on Wednesday — but said the administrative process was still ongoing. “The inauguration will take place following the approval of the Indonesian Military [TNI] commander,” Djoko said on Friday, referring to TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto. According to the decree, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, former Tim Mawar member Brig. Gen. Dadang Hendrayudha, who previously served as t...