Budi Gunawan Inaugurated as BIN Chief

Desi Angriani    •    09 September 2016 18:55 WIB
law enforcement
Budi Gunawan Inaugurated as BIN Chief
Budi Gunawan was inaugurated as BIN chief on Friday, September 9, 2016 (Photo:MTVN/Desi Angriani)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Budi Gunawan has been officially inaugurated as State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief by President Joko Widodo at the State Palace on Friday, September 9, 2016.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by several ministers and senior officials including Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

It was also attended by Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri. 

Budi Gunawan replaced retired army lieuetenant general Sutiyoso. He is the second BIN chief with police background.

He previously held position as National Police deputy chief. He was also former adjutant of Megawati.