The personal life of Officer Cadet Candidate Enzo Zens Allie was dissected by the press after the suspicion that he could have ties with the notorious Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) went viral on social media platforms. The TNI has repeatedly explained its cadet recruitment process in a bid to convince the public that no radical recruit would pass their screening. But at this point, the case might have gone beyond the issue of ideological infiltration into something even more troublesome: politics.

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