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Jakarta Post

Police blasted for handling of journalist murder case

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, August 18 2011   /  07:00 am

Fifteen years on, the mystery shrouding the murder of journalist Fuad Muhammad Syafrudin, aka Udin, has yet to be lifted.

A discussion in Yogyakarta on Tuesday concluded that the local police, who since the murder case have had 14 different chiefs, were not serious about handling the case.

“The state institution, in this case the police, continues to apply a closed system. There has not been any clear work done,” Lukas Ispandriarno, a speaker at the discussion, told the forum organized by Yogyakarta Police Watch Network (JPP).

The event was held to commemorate 15 years since Udin’s death.

Lukas, who is also dean of Yogyakarta Atmajaya University’s School of Social and Political Sciences, said that because the case had received international attention, the reputation of Indonesia would be at stake for as long as the case remained unsolved.

Udin, ...