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Will the young bring reform?

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 14 2021   /  01:00 am
Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo.(tribunnews.com/Tribun Medan)

On Wednesday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo not only kick-started mass vaccination for COVID-19; he also submitted to the House of Representatives his sole candidate for the National Police chief post. Jokowi nominated National Police detective chief Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the replacement for National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis, who is retiring. The nomination came as no surprise, given the long-standing relationship between Jokowi and Listyo. Having served as the Surakarta Police chief in 2011 when Jokowi was the city’s mayor, Listyo began his mercurial career path when President Jokowi entrusted him as an adjutant in 2014. In fact, Listyo is emulating the country’s prominent military and police officers who reached greater heights after stints as the President’s close aide. At 51 years old, Listyo is the youngest of five contenders ...