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These are the 35 generals supporting Jokowi-JK, five are problematic

Bisnis.com - June 6, 2014

Miftahul Khoer, Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has disclosed that there are at least 35 retired generals supporting the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla or Jokowi-JK presidential ticket.

The LBH Jakarta data states that five of the generals supporting the Jokowi-JK ticket, former Indonesian military (TNI) Commander retired General Wiranto, former Jakarta Military Commander retired Lieutenant General Sutiyoso, former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief retired Lieutenant General A.M. Hendropriyono, former BIN deputy chief retired Major General Muchdi Purwoprandjono and former Army Chief of Staff retired General Ryamizard Ryacudu, are alleged to be problematic.

The dark records released by LBH Jakarta in relation to the five problematic generals include human rights violations, the 1998 Jakarta riots, the alleged massacre in Talangsari Lampung in1989, the murder of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib and violence during the period of marshal law in Aceh.

In its official information release, LBH Jakarta stated that the involvement of military figures in the 2014 presidential election who are supporting particular presidential and vice presidential candidates (capres-cawapres) poses a danger for political sustainability in Indonesia.

"There is only one 2014 presidential ticket that originates from military circles, namely Prabowo Subianto. But behind both [tickets] there are two groups of former military [figures] that support the respective candidates", read LBH Jakarta's official statement made during a discussion titled The Militarism behind Prabowo and Jokowi on Friday June 6.

According to LBH Jakarta's records, the following is a list of generals supporting the Jokowi-JK ticket:

1. Former Armed Forces (ABRI) Commander and Defense Minister (Panglima ABRI/Menhan) retired TNI General Wiranto

2. Former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief retired TNI Lieutenant General [text missing, A.M Hendropriyono]

3. Former Jakarta Military Commander (Panglima Kodam Jaya) retired Lieutenant General Sutiyoso

4. Former Commander of the Army Education and Training Center (Dankodiklat) retired TNI General Luhut Pandjaitan

5. Former Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL) retired Rear Admiral Tedjo Edi

6. Former Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) retired General Fachrul Rozi

7. Former National Police Chief (Kapolri) retired Police General Da'I Bachtiar

8. Former Strategic Intelligence Agency (Bais) Chief retired TNI Lieutenant General Farid Zainudin

9. Former Strategic Intelligence Agency (Bais) Chief retired Air Force TNI Lieutenant General Ian Santoso

10. Former Bukit Barisan Regional Military Commander (Pangdam) retired TNI Major General Tritamtomo

11. Former Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Central Leadership Board Chairperson retired TNI Major General TB Hasanuddin

12. Former Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) retired TNI General Tyasno Sudarso

13. Former Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL) retired Rear Admiral retired TNI General Bernard Ken Sondakh

14. Former Deputy Army Chief of Staff (Wakil KSAD) retired TNI Lieutenant General Sumarsono

15. Former Indonesian Defense University (Universitas Pertahanan) rector retired TNI Lieutenant General Syarifudin Tippe

16. Former Strategic Intelligence Agency (BAIS) Chief retired TNI Lieutenant General Zainudin

17. Retired TNI Mayor General M. Yusuf Solikin

18. Former Military Staff and Command School (Sesko) Director of Investigations retired TNI Major General Bambang Ismoyo

19. Former Military Academy (Akademi TNI) Governor retired Air Force Major General M. Luthfi Letto

20. Former Director General Procurements (Ranahan) for the Department of Defense, retired Rear Marshal Basri Sidehabi

21. Former Director General of Procurements for the Department of Defense, retired Air Vice Marshal Pieter LD Wattimena

22. Former Eastern Armada Commander retired Rear Admiral Sosialisman

23. Former senior lecturer for economics at the National Resilience Institute (Lemhamnas), retired Rear Admiral Abdul Malik Yusuf

24. Retired Rear Admiral Franky Kaihutu

25. Former East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief (Kapolda) retired Inspector General Andi Masmiat

26. Former senior lecturer at the Police Leadership School (Sespim), National Police Educational Institute (Lemdikpol), retired Inspector General Eddy Kusuma Wijaya

27. Former Maluku Regional State Intelligence Agency Chief (Kabinda) retired TNI General Mulyono

28. Former Director General of Strategic Affairs at the Military Staff and Command School (Sesko) retired TNI Brigadier General Djamhur Suhana

29. Former Navy Research and Development Office Chief (Kadislitbangal) retired Commodore Songkal VH SImanjuntak

30. Former expert staff member, Air Force Chief of Staff (KSAU) retired First Marshal Yopie Kiriweno

31. Former secretary general of 1945 National Executive Committee (Dewan Harian Nasional '45), retired TNI Brigadier General Abdul Salam Mustam

32. People's Consultative Assembly speaker retired Police Inspector General Sidarto Danusubroto

33. Retired Rear Admiral Dadi Sunato

34. Retired Inspector General Edy K

35. Former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Deputy Chief retired Major General Muchdi Purwoprandjono (who supports the Jokowi-JK ticket through the Indonesian Sun Volunteers)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.]

Source: http://m.bisnis.com/pemilu/read/20140606/355/233933/ini-35-jenderal-pendukung-jokowi-jk-5-jenderal-diduga-bermasalah.

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