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Jakarta Post

TNI members ‘engaged’ in unscrupulous deals

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana and Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 24 2011   /  01:46 pm

Members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) at the Brawijaya Military Command are suspected of having engaged in unscrupulous activities dealing with human smuggling outside working hours, says a military spokesman.

This was able to occur due to the weakness of their respective unit commanders, who have been unable to monitor the activities of their subordinates around the clock, Brawijaya Military Command (Kodam) spokesman Col. Sugiyono said Friday.

The respective unit commanders had limitations on their abilities to supervise the entirety of their command, despite the presence of personnel security units and intelligence units, he said.

“The irregular activities are committed outside duty hours, so their commanders could not monitor them due to limitations of not being able to oversee their men around the clock. Dishonest soldiers committing corrupt activities usua...