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Seeking a balance between intelligence and citizen rights

  • Cahyadi Satriya and Curie Maharani

Jakarta | Thu, May 5 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The suicide bombing at the mosque inside the Cirebon Police compound on April 16 again showed the risks and the potential for casualties if intelligence agencies fail to prevent acts of terrorism.

Worse, the bombing served to mock the capability, or lack thereof, of Indonesia’s intelligence bodies, as it struck a symbol of the nation’s security apparatus.

Undoubtedly, accurate ...