President Joko Widodo Appoints HM. Prasetyo as Attorney General
Date 21 November 2014
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) signs Presidential Decree to appoint former Deputy Attorney General for General Crimes during 2005-2006, on Wednesday (19/11), HM. Prasetyo as Attorney General to replace Basrief Arief. Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto confirms the news. HM. Prasetyo before appointed as Attorney General is also politician from National Democracy Party (Nasdem) who got seat at The House Representative.
Already…Already. Mr. HM. Prasetyo would be sworn at 02:00 PM, says Andi Widjajanto answering the press related the news, at Presidential Palace area, Jakarta, Thursday (20/11). He adds in order to ensure his independency, HM. Prasetyo has been asked to resign from Nasdem. Yes, we asks him to resign from Nasdem. Ensure independency as Attorney General, or the President says if he could not do that then we would replace him immediately, Andi says.
Minister of State Secretary Pratikno also confirms the news, and adds that the Presidential Decree has released on Wednesday.
HM Prasetyo was ever in a position as Deputy Attorney General for General Crimes for 2005-2006, so he is experienced. Born in Tuban, East Java on May 9th, 1947, he began careers as Head of Finance and Material Division at Attorney General office, in 1973, in Bengkulu. He was also a Chief of State Prosecutor in Kediri during 1994 1995, Director of Politics at JAM Intelligent of Attorney General during 1998 1999, Chief of State Prosecutor in South Sulawesi during 2003 2005, and Deputy Attorney General for General Crimes during 2006 2006.
Before appoints HM. Prasetyo, President Jokowi appoints Vice Attorney General Andhi Nirwanto, to do the task of Attorney General. (WID/ES)(Ifp)