President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo swore in Vice Admiral Aan Kurnia as the new chief of the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) on Feb. 12, 2020. What is noteworthy from the inauguration is the moment the President said that the Government was preparing an Omnibus Law to provide Bakamla with the authority over maritime guardianship. The Bakamla, however, has a problematic track record.

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