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Reform of TNI stalls, 12 years after split from police: Imparsial

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 11 2012   /  08:33 am

The National Police were separated from the Indonesian Military 12 years ago, and critics are saying that the process of reforming the nation’s security apparatus has been stillborn ever since.

According to Imparsial, the Indonesian human rights watchdog, the last time the government tried to reform the nation’s security apparatus was in 2005, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono lifted the military emergency status in Aceh.

“Even the House of Representatives has reached a deadlock in deliberating the bill on military tribunals. This bill marks an important milestone in security sector reform, as it would require fair public trials for TNI members accused of crimes,” Imparsial program director Al Araf said.

Al Araf also said that the House had dragged its feet in deliberating the intelligence bill, passed into law in 2011 after years of back and forth wi...