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Former intelligence chief appointed top Semen Indonesia commissioner

Jakarta Post - April 2, 2017

Jakarta State-owned cement manufacturer PT Semen Indonesia has appointed former Jakarta governor and State Intelligence Agency (BIN) director Sutiyoso its president commissioner amid heightened public protest against the establishment of the company's new factory in Rembang, Central Java.

The retired three-star Army general served as BIN chief under President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration for a little over a year before he was replaced by Budi Gunawan, a four-star police general, in September last year.

Sutiyoso's appointment was approved during the company's shareholders meeting on Friday, Kompas.com reported.

Sutiyoso previously led the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI), the smallest party in a political coalition that supported Jokowi's presidential bid in 2014.

The publicly listed company has been in the spotlight following prolonged opposition by activists and locals against the establishment of its factory in Rembang, which they claim would damage the local environment. (hwa)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/04/02/former-intelligence-chief-appointed-top-semen-indonesia-commissioner-.html.

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