Indonesia : Former Deputy Attorney General named new Attorney General

Basrie Arief



November 25, 2010 (KATAKAMI / THE JAKARTA POST) — President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono finally names former deputy attorney general Basrief Arief as the new attorney general, bringing the latter out of his retirement from 2007.

The President said Thursday that Basrief would be inaugurated as the new attorney general, replacing Hendarman Supandji, on Friday.

“After a number of considerations and listening to views of many parties, including the Vice President, I’ve decided to name Basrief Arief as the new attorney general,” he told a press conference at the Presidential Office.

Yudhoyono said Basrief had been head of the Jakarta prosecutors’ office, junior attorney general for intelligence and deputy attorney general before retiring in 2007.

He said he would soon appoint head and members of the Prosecutors Commission to oversee and ensure reforms in the prosecutors’ offices. (*)

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