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.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confirmed that the bribe money to two Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) auditors was an effort from Ministry of Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration executives to acquire the reasonable without exception (WTP) rating for their ministry.
Cooperation between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Indonesian Military Police and the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has successfully revealed corruption in the purchase of an Agusta Westland (AW)-101 helicopter within the Indonesian National Army (TNI). Three TNI officers have been declared a suspect.
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) gained strong credibility when it was selected as an external auditor for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 17 September 2016, at IAEA’s 59th summit. In addition, the selection meant the nation bought home 414,000 euro or Rp6.61 billion worth of proceeds.
House of Representatives Commission I Vice Chairman, Tubagus Hasanuddin, claims the suicide bombings in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, Wednesday night (24/5), were connected with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law policy in Mindanao Island, following the battle in Marawi on Tuesday (23/5).