Indonesian president's advisers urge him to drop police chief pick

January 28, 2015 10:52 AM

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Indonesian president's advisers urge him to drop police chief pick

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A team of advisers appointed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged him on Wednesday to withdraw his nomination for national police chief after the anti-graft agency declared the candidate a suspect in a bribery case.

The declaration by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that Widodo's nominee, General Budi Gunawan, was a suspect has presented the president with his biggest political test since taking office in October.

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