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Nurmantyo Hopes Hadi Tjahjanto Could Cope with Complex Challenges
Indonesia's new Air Force Chief of Staff Air Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, left, poses with Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo after his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Jan. 18, 2017. AP/Achmad Ibrahim
Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 | 06:24 WIB
Nurmantyo Hopes Hadi Tjahjanto Could Cope with Complex Challenges

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Outgoing Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo stated on Monday that his successor, Hadi Tjahjanto, is expected to be able to cope with more complex challenges while fulfilling his duties in future.

"Please do not ask me, but it is the president who will use the person replacing me to lead the Indonesian military by taking into account the future challenges in terms of duties," he told journalists.

Nurmantyo remarked in the presence of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Fadli Zon during a press conference that President Widodo had suggested to the parliament that Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto lead the military.

Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, currently chief of the Air Force Chief of Staff, is the only candidate for the Indonesian military`s top post.

Zon said he had received President Widodo`s official letter proposing Hadi`s appointment.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesman Johan Budi said the head of state would replace General Nurmantyo with Hadi Tjahjanto as since November 2017 he had entered a period of preparing for retirement in March 2018.




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