President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono firing a Chief of Army staff, General Budiman. According to Budiman, the dismissal conveyed through the Commander of TNI Generals Moeldoko.
“Commander called me and preach the stops,” said Budiman Monday, July 21, 2014. The call was received at about 6:45 PM locals time.
Budiman, who was sworn in as the KSAD in September 2013, will enter retirement on September 25, 2014. Budiman claimed does not inquire the reason for dismissal. “I was just saying, ‘ be ready to perform, please Sir, ‘,” said Budiman.
On the plan, Budiman dismissed on July 25, 2014 or two months earlier. Not really clear reason for dismissing Budiman. Until this story was written, YogyaPost.com has not received a response from the Presidential.