Indonesian general gets No. 2 police job despite graft scandal

April 22, 2015 9:40 AM

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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three-star general Budi Gunawan was quietly sworn in as Indonesia's No. 2 police officer on Wednesday, two months after being dropped by the president for the top job due to his implication in a bribery scandal.

The politically connected general was initially chosen by President Joko Widodo to lead the police, but his name was eventually withdrawn in February after weeks of public outcry.

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