Tag: Ari Dono Sukmanto

People on the move

Comm General (police) Ari Dono is scheduled to be sworn in as new vice chief of the national police, replacing Syafruddin, who has been appointed minister of state apparatus and bureaucracy reform by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo this week. This is pretty much in contrast to the name repeatedly mentioned by House Speaker and Golkar politician Bambang Soesatyo.

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Corruption Journal

On February 28, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office, the Police and the Government Internal Supervisory Apparatus (APIP) jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on combating corruption, but on the occasion, the Chief of the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim Polri) Komjen (Pol) Ari Dono Sukmanto gave a statement that sparked an outdated debate: whether the repatriation of State losses could eliminate the element of a criminal offense already committed by a person. In the same week, the trial of Nur Alam, the disgraced governor of Southeast Sulawesi continues, and it was revealed that Nur Alam had several identity cards used for various purposes, including disguising the acceptance of bribes. While in another case, one of the suspects in a corruption case involving PT Sang Hyang Seri (Persero) filed a pre-trial petition against the Attorney General’s Office.

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BNN Succession & Implications

The President’s Spokesperson Johan Budi Sapto Prabowo confirmed the reports that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had received a list of names from which he could choose the next chief of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN). There are supposedly three names in the list, but the neither the Police nor the Palace was willing to indulge in details.

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The Race for Becoming BNN Chief

Police Comr. Gen. Ari Dono Sukmanto and Police Comr. Gen. Moechgiyarto are believed to be the frontrunners in the race to become the new chief of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (BNN). Will the Chief of the National Police (POLRI) General Tito Karnavian use this as a momentum to continue his consolidation in POLRI?

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