It’s Emergency Already; President Jokowi Stresses No Forgiveness for Drug Cases

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 22 Desember 2014
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It’s Emergency Already; President Jokowi Stresses No Forgiveness for Drug Cases

When President Jokowi opened the National Development Planning Deliberation (Musrenbangnas) of National Medium Development Term (RPJMN) 2015-2019 in Hotel Bidakara Jakarta on Thursday, he mentioned about the law adherence.

President affirmed that the law adherence should be started in a resolute manner. President admitted that he had asked the Police Chief, the Attorney General and other institution to obey the law, the law enforcing must be conducted in a resolute manner, including the drug matters.

“Our country is already on drugs emergency. There are 64 people who have been sentenced to death by the court and those petitions for clemency will not be granted,  I will not give any clemency for drug cases, I won’t, I will not,” President affirmed it and the audience in Bhirawa Assembly of Bidakara Hotel gave ovation.

President reminded that the one who decided, sentenced them to death was the court, not the President. But, if they asked for forgiveness, President Jokowi affirmed that they will not get it.

At the UGM

The willpower had been delivered by President Jokowi when he gave presidential lecture in the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta, on last Tuesday.

At that time, President Jokowi said that everyday there are 40-50 Indonesian people particularly our next generation who died because of drugs. Meanwhile, the petitions of clemency from 64 drug dealers who have been sentenced to death by the court are in the President Jokowi’s table.

“Once they are on my table, I have said this; I will not give anybody the clemency for drugs. No..no..no…,” Jokowi affirmed it at that time. (Kun/Wid/Humas Setkab/ES)

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