BNPT Ready to Cooperate with New BIN Chief

Farida Noris    •    07 September 2016 18:18 WIB
BNPT Ready to Cooperate with New BIN Chief
BNPT chef Suhardi Alius (Photo: MTVN/Farida Noris), Medan: The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) chief Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius said he is ready to cooperate with the new State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief.

President Joko Widodo nominated Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as new BIN chief. He will replace retired army lieutenant general Sutiyoso. Both Suhardi and Budi Gunawan have police background.

"Budi Gunawan is fine" Suhardi said here on Wednesday (9/7/2016).

"BIN is needed to detect terror threats and other threats. Of course, coordination," he continued.

House of Representatives Commission I overseeing intelligence conducted a fit and proper test for Budi Gunawan this morning. After the test, Commission I approved the nomination.