Agus Widjojo Member, Board of Advisers, Institute for Peace and Democracy, Indonesia
Lt Gen (Rtd) Agus Widjojo, who hails from Solo, Central Java, is a highly regarded intellectual of the Indonesian military. He currently serves as Governor of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas).
Prior to retirement, Lt Gen Widjojo was Chief of the military’s Territorial Affairs, and Commander of the Command and General Staff College of the Indonesian Army. He was also Vice Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly of Indonesia representing the armed forces. During his stint as Commander of the Military Command and Staff College, a military think tank, Lt Gen Widjojo played an important role in the reform of the military, responsible for restructuring the military’s political and security doctrines.
Lt Gen Widjojo also served as member of the Commission of Truth and Friendship between Indonesia and East Timor, the agency that handles allegations of human rights violations in East Timor. He is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Visiting Senior Fellow of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore. The general has written numerous articles on security issues in the Asia Pacific region.
Lt Gen Widjojo is the son of Major General Sutoyo Siswomiharjo, one of the fallen heroes of the 1965 revolution, an abortive coup of a faction within the Indonesian Army called September 30th movement.