Wiranto also said that the ABRI
would welcome student action to combat problems rather than their simply reacting to the current crisis.
The United States needs to have an active, comprehensive and long-term plan for engaging ABRI.
In purely military terms the more important personnel shifts will come in the next 6-12 months when dozens of senior officers in ABRI reach the mandatory retirement age of 55.
For four decades the ABRI has been committed to a unique "dual function" (dwi fungsi) role in which it serves to protect both internal and external security, but also to participate actively in civil administration and economic development.
troops, long the target of the liberal pro-Timor independence clique, walked a thin tightrope between respecting the power of former general Suharto and supporting the views of the masses.
Al Abri, who is known both as a solo artist and the front man for Dubai-based soul band ABRI
, has previously performed alongside international acts across genres such as Joss Stone, Ziggy Marley, Erykah Badu and Kanye West.