Former National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti. (ID Photo/Emral Syah)

Former Top Cop Badrodin Haiti Among Nine Recipients of Honorary Medals


AUGUST 15, 2016

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo awarded honorary medals for significant contributions to nine individuals, including former top cop Badrodin Haiti, at the State Palace on Monday morning (15/06).

Former National Police chief Badrodin Haiti, who stepped down in July, was awarded a medal for his contribution to the national welfare, prosperity and security.

The Bintang Mahaputra Adiprana honorary medals were also given to South Sumatra's Lahat district head Saifudin Aswari Rivai, who rolled out electricity to 99 percent of the district's population, and South Sulawesi's Bantaeng district head Nurdin Abdullah, who organized traders on the beaches of Seruni and Lamalaka.

Yogyakarta's Kulon Progo district head Hasto Wardoyo, who promoted local enterprises and cooperatives, and Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) head Andi Eka Sakya, who launched an open data policy at the agency, also received medals.

Among other recipients were the late Mangkunegara VII, known by his Javanese name Raden Mas Soerjo Soeparto, recognized for his contributions in advancing Javanese culture; renowned writer and poet Taufik Ismail; herbal beauty products entrepreneur Martha Tilaar; and philologist Achadiati Ikram.

Attending the ceremony at the State Palace were Vice President Jusuf Kalla, House of Representatives Speaker Ade Komarudin, Regional Representatives Speaker Irman Gusman, People's Consultative Assembly Deputy Speaker Oesman Sapta Odang and several ministers.