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[COMMENTARY] Listyo’s appointment shows how Jokowi wants to run the show

  • Dicky Christanto

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Tue, January 19 2021   /  01:00 am
Insp. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo.(tribunnews.com/Tribun Medan)

Like any other leader, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took into account intelligence, career achievement and a clean track record as mandatory features when selecting a National Police chief. However, specifically right now, in his second and final term, Jokowi prefers loyalty and familiarity even more. A dilemma over these personal preferences marked the selection process before Jokowi finally proposed Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo to the House of Representatives as the sole candidate for the chief of police on Wednesday of last week. Listyo will replace Gen. Idham Azis, who is retiring. Jokowi signaled his choice of Listyo in early December 2019 when Idham named Listyo the National Police detective chief, a strategic post known as a stepping stone to the top job in the police force. Idham himself was the detective chief before Jokowi entrusted him with the lea...