Thursday, November 25, 2010

The New Attorney General: Basrief Arief

President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) announced on Thursday evening the appointment of Basrief Arief as the new Attorney General.

Basrief, former Vice Attorney General 2005-2007, will replace former Attorney General Hendarman Supanji and take over the day-to-day job from Acting Attorney General Darmono.

President SBY will induct Basrief as Attorney General tomorrow.

Although Basrief Arief has retired three years ago, I hope that he would be able to improve the performance of the Attorney General Office among others prosecution of corruption cases.

Photo : Courtesy of Detik.

20 comments:

Jolly Princess said...

It is a tough position. Congrats to the new appointee!

H. Nizam said...

Hi JP,
Yes it would be a very tough job.

Laston M Lumbanraja said...

I want Adnan Buyung Nasution..

Imtikhan said...

salam sahabat
salam kenal n sekalian izin follow ya
terima kasih

H. Nizam said...

@Laston,

Adnan Buyung Nasution memang kaya dengan ilmu dan praktek hukum tapi sudah terlalu tua.

@Imtikhan,
Senang sekali berkenalan dengan anda.
Terima kasih anda telah follow, saya akan segera follow anda.

Aulawi Ahmad said...

Congrats for Mr. Basrief Arief, hopefully he can prove his quality!

H. Nizam said...

Hi Aulawi,
Yes let's hope that he will be able to lead successfully.

Yari NK said...

I know we must not give up any hope in rooting out corruption. We have been living on hopes through a few attorneys general and eventually disappointments came out. Now it is time for another attorney general to take office. I'm still hoping and hoping and hoping til I realise that I won't be more disappointed than I was before if this attorney general is eventually no better than his predecessors...

However we all still have hope... at least... that's what matters most (as always) ;)

dee said...

Congratulation to those who already elected! Tough Job..Thanks for share Harry! GBU

colson said...

Should Indonesians be happy with this guy? After all he is one of the "old boys' network", isn't he? Let's wait an see.

By the way: in the picture he doesn't look all that happy with the challenges in front of him :).

Aulawi Ahmad said...

I already follow ur blog too, tq b4 :)

Saung Web said...

Anyone .. who became Attorney General .. I remain pessimistic .

H. Nizam said...

@Yari,
Now that the Prez has inducted him we can only hope that he will use his experience as Vice AG and Deputy AG Intelligent to conduct his job according to people's wish.

@Dee,
Yes, this is a tough job indeed.

@Colson,
Like you said we should now wait and see how the new AG perform in the first one year.
About his not smiling face on the photo, I think it shows that he is very serious.

H. Nizam said...

@Aulawi,
Thank you.

@Saung Web,
I agree that at first the new AG might be pessimistic at what he face like corruption everywhere. But considering that before he resigned three years ago he was Vice AG from 2005-2007, and before that Deputy AG for Intelligent, let us hope that he will be optimistic.

ReBorn said...

once, he had refused to important positions because of age. I am a little unsure of his position now. I hope his three years retirement does not make it blunt to solve the big cases

H. Nizam said...

Reborn,
I share your concern, but Prez SBY must have very good considerations when he made his decision. Let's give the new AG a chance to work.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

setiap pejabat baru di negeri ini punya PR besar. apa PR itu? Yaa kita taulah apa itu..:)

H. Nizam said...

TUKANG CoLoNG,
Semoga para pejabat negara tsb menyelesaian PR semata-2 untuk kepentingan rakyat.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

Generally, it is only fair to give people a chance to prove themselves in a new position before writing them off.

However, there are some pretty significant skeletons in the closet here (allegedly) so I would be guessing that any honeymoon Basrief gets will be short.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
Many people think of him like you do.
But I'd rather wait and see how he will perform and evaluate after at least one year.