Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that if the truth is not revealed, if there is no acknowledgement of a crime and the perpetrators are not held accountable, then there can be no reconciliation of gross human rights violations.
Maharani, Jakarta – Indonesian police (Polri) chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo launched TV Polri and Radio Polri at the national police public relations division building in Jakarta on Monday April 12. Prabowo said that the launch of the TV and radio station was one of the efforts by the police bring itself closer to the public.
"My hope is that in our launching of TV and Radio Polri we can of course provide education, information about police services which we're continuing to develop", said Prabowo in a press release.
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the judicial and legal system in Indonesia has yet to create a deterrent for corruptors.
According to ICW researcher Lalola Easter, this phenomenon has emerged because of the minimal use of Law Number 8/2010 on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering (UU TPPU) in prosecutions and the corruption courts (Tipikor).
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that since 2015 the government has formed numerous bodies and mooted various ideas to resolve cases of past gross human rights violations but in the end they have come to nothing.
According to advocacy staff member Tioria Pretty, over the last five years the Attorney General's Office (Kejagung) and the Coordinating Ministry for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam) have formed four teams to resolve past human rights cases.
Questions are being asked about whether or not the rule of law applies equally to all Indonesian citizens after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was a special guest (kondangan) at a glitzy celebrity wedding at a time when large gatherings are banned under Covid-19 health protoco
The national police cyber crimes division has announced they will give out rewards in the form of badges or pins to members of the public who report alleged crimes on social media.
While the government appears to be making some headway in its Covid-19 vaccination program, the same however can't be said for its fight against corruption.
A statement by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's asking the public to be more active in conveying criticism and input on the government's performance has been met by a storm of criticism from people who have fallen foul of the draconian Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE).