President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo surprised many when he appointed Police Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius as the new head of the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT), a vacant position left behind by General Tito Karnavian who is now the Chief of the National Police (POLRI). It was the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan who first broke the news to the press. Suhardi was quickly sworn in and the whole process left many stunned.To subscribe please click here