Issues of the day: Govt works on curbing radicalism
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Sept. 11, p. 1
Following the terrorism-linked incidents of past weeks, the government said on Monday that it had begun a comprehensive, multi-institutional deradicalization program to combat terrorism.
As part of the program, Vice President Boediono led a high-level meeting at his office before coming up with the “National Radical Terrorism Counter Programs” blueprint.
“This is not merely a reaction to recent bombings in Depok or shootings in Surakarta. This was a national program initiated by the National Counterterrorism Agency [BNPT] some time ago,” Boediono said upon opening the meeting, which was then held behind closed doors.
What a load of drivel. When they actually clamp down on radical organizations, then they are being serious; but not before.
The government works on curbing radicalism? Yeah, right. When they get rid of the radical groups, I will believe that they are serious. Until then, just more hot air.
Not so long ago, the government had similar centers to rehabilitate errant civil servants in the correct ways of Pancasila.
As a result, corruption increased so much that it now threatens our development.