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Jakarta Post

MPs want other BIN leaders summoned

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 23 2008   /  10:36 am

Lawmakers are putting pressure on the National Police to summon ex-top intelligence officers in a bid to find the masterminds of the murder of human rights campaigner Munir Said Thalib. They said Sunday the probe on former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) deputy chief Muchdi Purwopranjono, who was detained last Thursday, should lead to the revelation of an alleged "grand conspiracy" in the murder case. Mahfudz Siddiq, who chairs the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) faction in the House of Representatives, said the police must question other former BIN top officers "The police must first prove Muchdi's involvement in the murder. If they find any further evidence during investigations into Muchdi, which may show the implication of other BIN leaders, they should follow-up by summoning them," he said. Should the evidence be discovered, he added,...