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Hadi Tjahjanto: TNI Remains Neutral in 2019 Elections
Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, during undergo fit and proper tes as a candidate for TNI Commander in in parliament, Jakarta, Dec. 6, 2017. TEMPO/Dhemas Reviyanto
Thursday, 07 December, 2017 | 16:14 WIB
Hadi Tjahjanto: TNI Remains Neutral in 2019 Elections

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander candidate Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto promised that the TNI will remain neutral in the upcoming 2019 Elections.

“The most important thing is to maintain neutrality and solidity; that’s all,” Hadi said today after receiving attending a meeting with members of House of Representatives’ (DPR) Commission I at his official residence in East Jakarta.

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Hadi also promised the TNI will not get involved in practical politics during the fit and proper test at the DPR yesterday.

Hadi Tjahjanto, who currently serves as the Indonesian Air Force chief of staff (Kasau), also mentioned the challenges faced by the TNI, adding that the strategic plan (Renstra) will be synchronized with national development.

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DPR’s Commission I deputy chairman TB Hasanuddin said a plenary meeting would be held this noon to decide the nomination of Hadi Tjahjanto as the TNI chief after a fit and proper test.

“Upon approval by all factions, the DPR speakers will report to the Palace. After that, it’s up to the Palace when the inauguration will be held. We will wait for the invitation,” Hasanuddin said.


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