Comments: Churches report police to Ombudsman
Paper Edition | Page: 8
Sept. 11, p. 4
Representatives of congregations from two churches in Bogor and Bekasi, West Java, have reported the local police to the Indonesian Ombudsman for ignoring their complaints.
Bona Sigalingging, spokesman of the Bogor’s GKI Yasmin church, said the city police had ignored at least three reports lodged by GKI Yasmin congregants since February 2010 without clear reason.
The follow-up to this case will show the effectiveness — or otherwise — of the Ombudsman. So, I hope the Ombudsman will take this opportunity to demonstrate that people can rely on the institution.
Religious discrimination is alive and well in Bogor.