Controversial Pick for Indonesia Police…

The appointment of Jakarta Police Chief Timur Pradopo, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's sole nominee for National Police chief, appears to be yet another indication of the Indonesian president's lack of strong commitment to the country's reformasi flame. According to the Corruption Eradication Commission, known by its Indonesian language acronym KPK, Prodopo's net worth exceeded at least Rp 2.1 billion (US$235,000) as of 2008, primarily invested in real estate in the Tangerang area of Jakarta, valued at Rp1.3 billion, which he said was inherited. Pradopo also owns four cars worth Rp340 million, with the rest of his wealth in cash, bank deposits and precious stones and metals, the KPK said.

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