President Jokowi Committed to Law Enforcement Reforms

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 22 September 2016
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President Jokowi has a dialog with legal experts and practitioners on Thursday (22/9), at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta

President Jokowi has a dialog with legal experts and practitioners on Thursday (22/9), at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo realized that law enforcement in Indonesia has not provided deterrent effects for the offenders yet; thus, he is committed to law enforcement reform in Indonesia.

President Jokowi also declared his commitment to resolve old cases of serious violation of human rights against human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, as well as drug cases.

“It requires a firm action and law enforcement,” the President said in a meeting with legal experts and practitioners on Thursday (22/9), at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

On that occasion, President Jokowi also asked for inputs from those experts and practitioners about resolving the cases and about ways to reform laws that considered to be overlapped each other.

Moreover, President Jokowi also asked for advice on the restructuring of law enforcement agencies in Indonesia. “Please, give us recommendations for restructuring our institutions, such as the Indonesian National Police (Polri), Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Attorney Office, and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Therefore, legal problems in Indonesia can be resolved completely, comprehensively, and thoroughly,” the President stated.

Minister of State Secretary and Presidential Staff Johan Budi also attended the meeting. (BPMI/ES)(RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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