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Jakarta Post

Police more dedicated than govt in solving murder: Widow

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 16 2008   /  10:03 am

The government has been "dragging its feet" and "lacking seriousness" in solving the murder of human rights campaigner Munir Said Thalib, his widow said, but she gave two thumbs-up to the National Police for their work. "It's been four years now, and the government has yet to resolve it," Munir's widow, Suciwati, told The Jakarta Post recently. "However, the National Police team -- under detective chief (Comr. Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri) -- has performed much better in carrying out its investigations. The team keeps a low profile by working more -- especially in targeting new suspects in the case -- and making fewer public statements," she said. The National Police claimed last Thursday to have enough evidence to arrest the mastermind of the September 2004 murder of Munir, who died on board a Garuda plane from Singapore to ...