Maj. Gen. Besar Harto Karyawan is the new Commander of the Army Strategic Command (Pangkostrad). General Harto replaced Andika Perkasa, who was made Army Chief of Staff (Kasad) last week. With the promotion, General Harto earned his third star. In the meantime, Brig. Gen. Maruli Simanjuntak, the son-in-law of General (ret) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (who is widely believed as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s right hand-man) has been made as the new Commander of the Presidential Guard (Danpaspampres). This is a consolidation of power at its fullest.

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