Indonesian parliament approves new police chief after graft scandal

April 16, 2015 10:59 AM

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Indonesian parliament approves new police chief after graft scandal

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament on Thursday approved President Joko Widodo's new candidate for national police chief, after the leader was forced to withdraw his previous nominee due to his tainted record.

Widodo's anti-graft credentials have come under fire after his initial police chief nominee, Budi Gunawan, was implicated in a bribery scandal earlier this year.

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