Text your say: Raid against a café
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Your comments on the illegal action by some 100 people, who ransacked a
café in South Jakarta, even though the police have previously warned
that they would crack down against those who carry out illegal raids
Those who did the ransacking have nothing better to do. The police have to be firm against them!
The raids by vigilante groups under the pretence of protecting Islamic rule is now widespread across the country and getting out of control.
But these criminal events are just a logical result of having a non-committal and indecisive government.
I would suggest to President SBY, who in no way can extend his presidency for another term, to act
with an iron fist, muster whatever courage he has left to finish his term triumphantly.
Otherwise I fear he will be remembered by his people as just a lame-duck president.
The first question is where are the police?
Then we must ask who they are, because their identification will not always represent the true owner of it. There are no teachings in Islam that enourage or require radicals.
Besides that, we must be careful of provocateurs. They can’t wait for the year 2014. Democracy is worth it, only if it will benefit the provocateurs — upheaval is their aim, what else?
Police fail to enforce the laws, and push mass organizations to take the law into their own hands.
The police should work together and respond quickly to any complaints from the public.
Times have changed, and it is time for the police to change!
Bogor, West Java
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