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from THE JAKARTA POST -- FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009 -- PAGE 1 Harifin A. Tumpa, who turns 67 next month, will be the next chief of the Supreme Court, a role many had hoped would be filled by a younger leader who could instill reform.
Harifin secured the coveted chief justice post by a landslide on Thursday, winning 36 of a possible 43 votes. He replaces Bagir Manan who retired in November last year after leading the top judical institution for seven years.
With the controversial Supreme Court law requiring a chief justice to step down at 70, Harifin, the most senior justice, can hold the position only for three years.
As acting chief justice, Harifin …