Back Roads for the Commander
Monday, 20 September 2021
As Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto nears retirement age, President Joko Widodo has yet to put forward the name of his replacement to the DPR. There have been political maneuvers by high rank officers in with a chance of the job.
THE selection of the commander of the Indonesian Military (TNI) now resembles a political contest. Candidates to replace Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto are using inappropriate tactics, such as establishing campaign teams, lobbying left, right and center and using the services of influencers to promote their names.
Those who have a chance to be nominated are busy seeking public attention. The maneuvers are hoped to bri...
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