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BAIS - Armed Forces Strategic Intelligence Agency

The Armed Forces Strategic Intelligence Agency [BAIS] is ABRI's agency for intelligence collection relating to external defense and internal security, processing, and operational functions. After the elimination of KOPKAMTIB in 1985, BAIS received a major infusion of personnel, funds, and power. The head of BAIS for many years, Murdani, served concurrently through 1983 as head of the HANKAM intelligence staff, deputy chief of BAKIN, and armed forces commander in chief. Like Ali Murtopo and Suharto himself, Murdani had served as an officer in KOSTRAD in the 1960s. Only when the minister and commander in chief posts were separated after the 1985 reorganization, with Murdani retaining only the ministerial portfolio, did he give up his BAIS and BAKIN posts. The reorganization eliminated the chance for one man to hold so many powerful posts at the same time. After the organization the ABRI commander in chief acted as the chief of BAIS but its day-to-day operations were directed by an army major general in the post of deputy chief.

Brigadier General Infantry Zacky Anwar Makarim has never appeared in the mass media. He is the chief director of the ABRI Strategic Intelligence Agency (BAIS). In 1993, Brig Gen. Subagyo Hadi Siswoyo, held the post of first assistant of D-2 [not further specified] of Directorate D [not further specified] of ABRI's Intelligence and Strategic Service.




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