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Lawmakers get tough on terror

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 19, 2017 | 07:29 am
Lawmakers get tough on terror Personnel of the National Police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad are on guard following a search in a house belonging to a suspected terrorist in Ransasawo, Bandung, West Java, on May 26, in this file photo. (Antara/Novrian Arbi)

PREMIUM In light of recent terror attacks and the participation of hundreds of Indonesian citizens in the Islamic State (IS) movement overseas, lawmakers are upping the ante on counterterrorism policies. After more than a year of deadlock in an attempt to revise the 2003 Terrorism Law, the House of Representatives has agreed to a government proposal to allow the prosecution of individuals who join terr...