Military ambitions shake Indonesia’s politics

Not since ex-dictator Suharto's New Order regime has a top military officer displayed such open political ambitions. But armed forces commander Gen Gatot Nurmantyo is no ordinary officer

Jakarta, October 9, 2017 4:54 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo gestures as he sits in his car after talking to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 5, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo gestures as he sits in his car after talking to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 5, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
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