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Intelligence bill urgent following bombs: BIN

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, April 16 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: On the heels of the bombing of a mosque at police headquarters in Cirebon on Friday, the head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN), Sutanto, said the House of Representatives must quickly pass the much-debated intelligence bill.

Sutanto said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com on Friday that law enforcers found it difficult under existing laws to act against people who spawned hatred and triggered terrorism.

The law required that law enforcers present solid evidence before arresting such people.

The bill has been under debate between the House of Representatives and the government, especially on articles regulating wiretapping and arrests. Human rights NGOs have also aired objections to several articles they deem in violation of human rights. — JP...