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Indonesian Parliament Approves Controversial Police Appointment

Indonesia's parliament has approved the controversial appointment of General Budi Gunawan as chief of the national police despite allegations that he has been involved in corruption. Speaker Taufik Kurniawan says he was approved by a plenary session Thursday after a positive report from a parliament commission. However, the Democratic Party (PD) and PAN party voted against the appointment. Benny K. Harman, deputy chairman of the Democratic Party faction in parliament, says the...

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