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Jakarta Post

Antimoney-laundering regime needs improvement

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo
    Hendi Yogi Prabowo

    Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia

Yogyakarta   /   Fri, May 25, 2018   /  01:32 pm
Antimoney-laundering regime needs improvement Anti-terror policemen stand guard following a bomb blast at a police office in Surabaya, Indonesia May 14, 2018. (Reuters/Beawiharta)

The recent string of terrorist attacks in Jakarta, Surabaya and Pekanbaru have once again reminded us that terrorism is still a major threat to Indonesia. The attacks resulted in multiple victims, several of whom lost their lives. As a response, the National Police have been working around the clock to track down not only the perpetrators of recent attacks but also potential offenders who are part of identified terrorist groups. 

Additionally, as part of the national initiative to combat terrorism the Indonesian Military (TNI) has recently formed a new counterterrorism special unit known as the TNI Joint Special Operations Command (Koopsusgab) with the main tasks of fighting terrorist acts and protecting civilians.

It is worthy of note that despite all the efforts to curb them, terrorist organizations are continuously evolving to cope with changes in an...

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