The House of Representatives confirmed on Wednesday the nomination of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo to replace Gen. Moeldoko as the head of the Indonesian Military (TNI). Gen. Moeldoko is expected to retire in August.
The House Commission I overseeing defense, intelligence and foreign affairs, accepted President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s nomination of Gatot in a closed-door meeting that wrapped up late on Wednesday.
“We accept and support Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo as the candidate for TNI commander as he has convinced us that he is the right person for the job. He gave us a thorough presentation, which reflected his broad knowledge of issues at the global, regional and national levels,” Commission I chairman Mahfudz Siddiq announced.