Polemic on the Position of Deputy Commander of the TNI, Observers Remind Jokowi of the Potential for 'Twin Suns'

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 12:00

Writer: | Editor: Feryanto Hadi

WARTAKOTALIVE.COM, JAKARTA-President Joko Widodo's re-opening of the position of deputy commander of the TNI (Wapang) has become a hot topic of discussion for a number of observers, national figures and the public.

In the last few days, the discussion about the pros and cons of the deputy commander in chief is still being debated.

Moreover, rumors emerged that TNI Chief Admiral Yudo Margono would be appointed to fill the position.

Unfortunately, this was said without a deep understanding of the legal basis and understanding of the TNI's military organization.

The head of the Strategic Intelligence Agency (Kabais), Soleman B Pontoh, regretted that his statement regarding the position of deputy commander was twisted in such a way by a number of parties.

In fact, he never mentioned that Admiral Yudo had rejected the position.

As for the impact of the twisting of the statement, it could lead to disharmony in relations with those who are reportedly reluctant to accept the position, including with the President who has reinstated the position of Deputy Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.

"I never said that the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Yudo Margono, rejected the position of Deputy Commander of the TNI. What is clear is that I am only talking about the position of Deputy Commander, but not talking about who wants to be Deputy Commander, "said Soleman, Sunday (11/14/2021)



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