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Jakarta Post

Second autopsy of Lombok workers nixed by families

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 1 2012   /  08:00 am

The family members of the three Indonesian migrant workers from Lombok who were shot dead in Malaysia have again demanded that the Indonesian government to investigate why the men were killed.

The relatives said on Monday they were not satisfied with the post-mortem examinations recently conducted by local officials in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

Representatives of the workers — M. Maksum, the father of the first victim, Herman; Tohri, the elder brother of the second victim, Abdul Kadir Jaelani; and Nurmawi, the elder brother of the third victim, Mad Noor — appointed on Monday a legal advocacy team to process their complaint.

Members of the team comprise legal practitioners, academics and NGO activists in NTB.

“We want the Indonesian government to press their Malaysian counterparts to clarify the causes of the death of our sons. Why were they shot...