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Jokowi inaugurates new agriculture minister and Army chief of staff


Jakarta, IO – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appointed Amran Sulaiman as the new agriculture minister, replacing Syahrul Yasin Limpo, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/10).

Amran is actually not a new face. He served as agriculture minister during Jokowi’s first term (2014-19). The change in the crucial portfolio was prompted by Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) arrest of Syahrul Yasin Limpo as a suspect in alleged gratification case.

Before becoming a minister, Amran Sulaiman had been active in the plantation and trade sector for 15 years. He is known to have received bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in agricultural sciences from Hasanuddin University, Makassar.

He also received the Medal of Honor for the Development Satyalencana in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Sector from the President of the Republic of Indonesia in 2007.

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Change of leadership also happened in the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) which saw the outgoing Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) Gen. Dudung Abdurrachman replaced by his deputy Lt. Gen. Agus Subiyanto.

Agus served in the Army’s elite commando unit Kopassus and was formerly head of the military academy then as the commander of Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) and commander of Siliwangi Military District Command before he assumed the position of deputy army chief of staff in February 2022. (un)


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