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Jakarta Post

New body to have TNI, police as partners

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 26 2010   /  09:28 am

The new National Antiterror Agency (BNPT) has united Indonesia’s antiterror agencies under one authority, shifting the weight to include other institutions besides the National Police’s  Detachment 88.A spokesman from the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister’s Office, Sagom Tamboen, said besides the Detachment 88 antiterror squad, the BNPT comprised the National Intelligence Agency (BIN), and antiterror units from the Indonesian Military (TNI) including army, navy and air force as well as the Coordinating Political Legal and Security Affairs Minister’s Office.“Placing all these units under one command will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources,” he said, adding that the move “would hopefully mean budgetary efficiency as well”.The agency, he continued, would create various units to undertake all antiterror efforts; from in...