The Jakarta Post
Concerned by the increasing number of communal conflicts throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono issued on Monday Presidential Instruction No. 2/2013, a new regulation aimed at better coordinating efforts to handle communal and social disputes.
The new regulation will allow governors, mayors, and regents to play bigger roles in dealing with communal conflicts.
The instruction will also allow the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister, Home Minister, Attorney General, chief of Police, National Intelligence Agency head, National Counterterrorism Agency head and local leaders to have a line of coordination to effectively handle security problems.
“Last year, violence and disturbances, social conflicts and communal disputes, as well as acts of terrorism, continued to occur. This means that our security, particularly public order ...