Comment: Govt needs to push reform in police force
Paper Edition | Page: 8
July 6, p.4
Without internal reforms, the National Police will continue to use excessive force when dealing with demonstrations.
Sociologist Tamrin Tomagola of the University of Indonesia said the government needs to push for reform within the National Police.
As long as the police are centralized, nobody can touch them. Before talking about reform initiatives, putting police under local government control is a prerequisite of success.