Although such nomination is the prerogative right of the President, however it has been protested by members of Parliament who will make the final decision on this matter, non government organizations such as Transparency International and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) who doubt his ability to reform the Police and questioned his background.
Please find below a related article that I have quoted from Kompas.
Now that the president has named Timur as sole candidate, I hope that the Parliament would make a decision based on the very best interest of all the people of Indonesia.
Reformists lose hope for Indonesia
Senin, 11 Oktober 2010 | 07:02 WIB
KOMPAS IMAGES/DHONI SETIAWAN
Commisioner General Timur Pradopo has been named by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as candidate for
the next National Police chief to replace General Bambang Hendarso Danuri
by Arlina Arshad
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The vaunted Reformasi era of democratic change in Indonesia is coming to a dead end under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s leadership, if his candidate for police chief is any indication, activists say. Some are already drafting obituaries for the spirit of openness and liberal reform that energised the country of 240 million people in the years after the resignation of the dictator Suharto in 1998.
The latest nail in the coffin, according to these rights activists, is the imminent appointment of three-star General Timur Pradopo, 54, as chief of the mainly Muslim country’s notoriously corrupt police force. When Yudhoyono came to power in 2004, defeating the daughter of Suharto’s predecessor Sukarno in a poll seen as free and fair, he was considered a potential reformer himself. Click for more ..........