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New antiterror plan must not violate basic rights: Groups

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Thu, January 21 2021   /  01:00 am
Analyzing world’s report among several parents of fugitive activist, the main fertilizer for radicalism is youth-unemployment.(Shutterstock/-)

Indonesia’s two biggest Muslim mass organizations have urged the government to provide details of a new policy that aims to tackle violent extremism and terrorism, which includes community policing, warning that it could become a new source of societal conflict in the country. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed on Jan. 6  a presidential regulation on a five-year national action plan for the mitigation and prevention of violence-based extremism that could lead to terrorism. The document outlines strategies for detecting and preventing violent extremism and allows government institutions to run the action plan with the general public, including a plan to train people under a community policing program. Muhammadiyah secretary-general Abdul Mu’ti said the government needed to be clear with its definition of extremism. "[The government] needs to m...