Jokowi Appoints Listyo Sigit Prabowo as Police Chief of Choice



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaState Secretary Pratikno was sent as President Jokowi’s special envoy to deliver the presidential letter to the House of Representatives (DPR) appointing Comm. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the new National Police Chief.

    “We, the government, surely hopes that members of the House will quickly process this,” said Pratikno at the Senayan Parliamentary Complex on January 13.

    Responding to the presidential letter, House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani replied that the letter will be followed-up through the official mechanism where the House’s Commission III members will conduct a fit and proper test before the candidate is deliberated in a plenary meeting for the House’s approval. 

    The House has a maximum of 20-days since the Presidential Letter was received to complete the process. However, Pratikno is optimistic that it will be completed as soon as possible as DPR Deputy Speaker Azis Syamsuddin said DPR leaders will likely hold a meeting this noon.