President Jokowi Orders Attorney General to Trace the Result of Munir Fact Finding Team

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 12 Oktober 2016
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Presidential Spokeperson Johan Budi SP and Special Staff to the Minister of State Secretary Alex Lay respond to journalists’ questions (12/10) (Picture: Public Relations Office/Oji)

Presidential Spokeperson Johan Budi SP and Special Staff to the Minister of State Secretary Alex Lay respond to journalists’ questions (12/10) (Picture: Public Relations Office/Oji)

Presidential Spokeperson Johan Budi SP said that President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo listens to the issue that is currently widely debated. It is about the documents of the result of Munir Fact Finding Team (TPF), particularly after the trial of Central Information Commission (KIP) last Monday (10/10).

“The President said that he has ordered the Attorney General to locate that document and to find out how the investigative process was carried out,” Johan Budi said to the journalists at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (12/10) afternoon. This order could lead to a new evidence that can be followed up.

He reminded that there was a suspect and convict in Munir’s case. Therefore, the President ordered the Attorney General to trace the result of the TPF.

Johan Budi further said that this issue is part of the total legal reforms that has been discussed by the President and legal experts and practitioners a few days ago. The current Government wants to solve the old cases. One of them is Munir’s case. There are several parties asking to access the document. Thus, the measures taken to solve this problem must be comprehensive,” Johan Budi firmly said.

When he was asked whether the Ministry of State Secretariat will appeal the decision of the KIP, Johan Budi said that this matter is being studied. He said that the Ministry of State Secretariat still has 14 days after the decision received, to make a decision.

There is No Order to Publish the Result of TPF

Previously, the Special Staff to the Minister of State Secretary Alex Lay, who accompanied Johan Budi, said that the Central Information Commission (KIP) did not order the Ministry of State Secretariat to publish the result of Munir Fact Finding Team that was submitted in 2005. The KIP ordered Ministry of State Secretariat to publish the statement of the Ministry on KIP trial that it does not keep the document of Munir’s case.

“If you listen carefully to the dictum of the KIP’s decision, it is clear that the Ministry of State Secretariat is ordered to publish a statement that it does not keep the document. So, the dictum is consistent with the fact of the trial that in 2005, Ministry of State Secretariat did not receive a report from the Fact Finding Team. It was proved by the list of letters received in 2005,” Alex further said.

It was supported by the statement of the previous Minister of State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra in a number of media saying that he never received the copy of the TPF’s result which means it was not archived by theMinistry of State Secretariat. “Pak Sudi also said that both Ministry of State Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat never keeps it.” Alexander Lay firmly stated. (FID/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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