The House of Representatives threaten to freeze the government’s budget for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police for refusing to bring Miryam S Haryani to the House.
Judges at the Anti-Corruption Court of Jakarta (16/6) has said in the court trial with ex-health minister Siti Fadilah Supari acting as the defendant that the money that flowed to Amien Rais is not relevant to Siti’s case. Now, the National Mandate Party (PAN) demands KPK to show responsibility for damaging Amien’s image.
Therefore, he said that including the regulations about special crimes to the current formula in the Criminal Code Draft (RKUHP) and approving it would weaken the general principles and law enforcers in fighting crimes against humanity.
In their discussion on the Bill on Terrorism, the government and the House of Representatives has agreed to extend the detainment period for terrorism suspects to 14 days, from 7. Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) fears the extension raises the possibility of human rights violations.
Lately, KPK arrested a prosecutor in Bengkulu High Prosecutors’ Office (Kejati) for bribery. The prosecutor is the Head of Kejati Bengkulu’s Intelligence Division, Parlin Purba.
The government has finally established a cyber security agency, with the issue of Presidential Regulation No.53/2017 on National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) on 23 May 2017. Said agency will replace the National Encryption Institution (Lemsaneg), the Directorate of Information Security and Directorate General of Informatics Application at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics.
Jessica Kumala Wongso, who has been convicted of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin, will soon defend her case at the Supreme Court, following her cassation appeal.
Police investigators have named Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Syihab a suspect in the Rizieq’s Love Ballade, or baladacintarizieq, case. Rizieq’s lawyer, Eggi Sudjana, protests Rizieqs status and demand the investigators and the government to stop the criminalization of his client.
The plan to involve the Indonesian National Army (TNI) in anticipating and countering terrorism, through the institution’s inclusion in the Bill on Eradication of Terrorism, which is a revision to Law No.15/2003, has instigated a polemic.