Lessons from Hoegeng
Monday, 16 August 2021
From Hoegeng we learned that holding a position is not a special right to act arbitrarily. The father of the Indonesian police remains unequalled.
GENERAL Hoegeng Iman Santoso is an eternal reference for anybody seeking an example of an honest and courageous official. As of the 100th anniversary of his birth this year, the chief of National Police from 1968 to 1971 left behind as legacy an example that has lasted beyond his generation.
Born to a Dutch civil service family—his father was chief prosecutor in the Pekalongan Residency—Hoegeng grew into a person very different from...
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