Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA
Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA

Wiranto’s resurrection: Indonesia names controversial former general as security minister

Wiranto replaces Luhut Panjaitan in a key role that oversees five ministries including foreign, interior and defence

Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA
Wiranto, a former general who was head of the military in 1999 when Indonesia’s army committed serious human rights abuses in East Timor, was named the minister for security, political and legal affairs. File photo: EPA
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