Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Candidate Police Chief

President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono has named Comm.Gen Timur Pradopo as the only candidate to replace National Police Gen. Chief Bambang Danuri who is about to retire from his job.

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 himsel
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9 comments:

Ferdinand said...

Siapapun yg akan menempati kursi Kapolri aku harap dia punya wibawa dalam menjaga keamanan negara... dan yg terpenting gak usah dikritik dlu dan biarkan dia menjalankan kewajibannya..

Semangat n sukses slalu Sob...

colson said...

Someone who allegedly states he as Police commander will cooperate with organized crime ( that is FPI), has either given up on the possibility of an Indonesian state of law at all or is a hardcore cynic or is an exemplary corrupt official himself.

Irrespective which of these theoretical explanations is true,this man is absolute unfit for the job.

DS. Utomo said...

Well, mas Harry, I hope "The right man in the right place" !

sawali tuhusetya said...

hmm... sepertinya timur pradopo memiliki tingkat resistensi yang lebih tinggi. saya tidak tahu track-record-nya. tapi konon ada sejumlah lsm yang akan mendemo wakil rakyat jika TP lolos jadi kapolri.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

And, if the parliament was to decide that the best interests of the people would be best served if this man did not become police chief, then what?

He is a sole candidate. Back to the drawing board? How long do you want to have the position vacant? Can the president make a recess appointment if the parliament does not approve his choice?

Or is this the president saying to the parliament, "here's your choice, now sign off on it!"

dee said...

siapapun yg akan terpilih,, semoga itu memang yg terbaik.. dan menjadi contoh yang baik" Sukses H. Nizam!

H. Nizam said...

@Ferdinand,
Kalau DPR/Parlemen sudah setuju, maka siapapun orangnya harus diberi waktu yang cukup untuk menunjukan kemampuannya.
Untuk itu mari berharap agar DPR mengutamakan kepentingan bangsa dan negara dalam memilih.

@Colson,
Your opinion is shared by many people here. We can only hope that the parliament would also share the same opinion.

@Pak Utomo,
Let us hope that a right man would be chosen.

@Sawali,
Menurut berita dimass media adalah seperti yang anda sebutkan.
Mudah2an ada alternatif yang resistensinya kurang.

@Rob,
Based on previous experience in appointing officials, by nominating a sole candidate the president has made some sort of
" fait a compli " in the sense that the parliament should accept him.

@Dee,
Saya setuju, harus orang terbaik
semoga demikian.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

sekarang rekening om timor yg dipermasalahkan..

H. Nizam said...

TUKANG CoLoNG,
Semoga DPR sangat hati2 dan selalu berpatokan pada kepentingan seluruh bangsa dan negara dalam mengambil keputusan menyangkut calon kapolri.