The former Chief of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) General (ret) AM Hendropriyono denied the report that he had tried to lobby President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo related to the upcoming succession of the Military Commander (Panglima TNI). Military Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto will enter his mandatory retirement in November 2021. Hendropriyono’s son-in-law General Andika Perkasa, who is now the Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) General Andika Perkasa, is one of the strongest candidates to become Hadi’s successor.

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