House officially endorses Bambang Hendarso new National Police Chief

The House of Representatives decided to endorse Comr. Gen Bambang Hendarso Danuri as the National Police chief at a plenary session Wednesday following a positive result of a House fit and proper test Monday.

House Speaker Agung Laksono said he hoped the new police chief would carry out the National Police Law with full responsibility.

The House will send the test result to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono so that the President can install Bambang Hendarso as soon as possible.

Earlier in the session, chairman of House Commission III, which oversees legal affairs, Trimedya Panjaitan, said all House factions accepted Bambang Hendarso, who is currently the head of the National Police detectives unit, as the new National Police chief to replace retiring Gen. Sutanto. (dre)