Coordinating Minister to Remake Arms Import Regulations

Wednesday, 11 OCtober 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Coordinating Politics, Law and Security Minister Wiranto (middle) accompanied by Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (right), National Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo (second left), National Police (Polri) Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (second right), and Chief of National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Gen. Budi Gunawan (left) are seen giving statements to the press after holding a closed meeting to discuss arms import at the Coordinating Ministry of Politics, Law and Security Building, Jakarta, Friday (6/10). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Responding to the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) arms procurement issue, the Coordinating Politics, Law and Security Minister Wiranto stated they will remake the regulations about arms procurement. According to him, the discussion will involve related parties.

"Speaking about weapons, we have finished discussing the ammunition. Regarding the time to implement the regulations about arms procurement, we will discuss it together," Wiranto said to journalists in his office at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (10/10).

According to him, parties who are related to arms procurement are asked to prepare the discussion materials for the regulations that will be made. Then, they will discuss the materials together.

"How we will hold a discussion, which one we must remove, which one will we turn into regulations that can cover all arms procurement activities," he said.

The decision to remake regulations about arms procurement was taken in a meeting on arms import held in the Politics, Law and Security Ministry Office, Friday (6/10).

The meeting was attended by the Chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Gen. Budi Gunawan, National Police (Polri) Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, National Military (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, and Finance Ministry’s Director General of Customs and Excise Heru Pambudi.

In a press conference, Wiranto also explained some regulations about arms procurement from 1948-2017. Regarding arms procurement, Wiranto said that it’s regulated in 4 laws, 1 regulation in lieu of law (perppu), 1 Presidential Instruction, 4 regulations that are on the same level as ministerial regulations, and 1 decision letter. (dtc/rm)

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