ASEANEWS: HEADLINES: JAKARTA, Indonesia- Army chief gains favor with Jokowi

Relieving news: The army chief Gen. Andika Perkasa announced the abolishment of the ‘virginity test’ imposed on female armed forces candidates on Aug. 10, 2021. ( of Dispenad)


Yerica Lai (The Jakarta Post)

.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has proposed that Army chief of staff Gen. Andika Perkasa should succeed Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto as Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander, as the latter enters retirement age on Nov. 8. The nomination was confirmed in a presidential letter sent to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, quashing all speculation that a candidate from the Navy (TNI-AL) might take over the reins of the nation’s armed forces. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, House Speaker Puan Maharani confirmed that the Jokowi administration had submitted a letter seeking the House’s approval to make Andika the next military commander.

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