President Jokowi Orders Kanjuruhan Fact-finding Team to Reveal Investigation Results in One Month

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Oktober 2022
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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD delivers press statement after meeting with President Jokowi at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/04). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered independent fact-finding team (TGIPF) for Kanjuruhan tragedy to reveal investigation results within one month.

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD after meeting with President Jokowi on Tuesday (10/04) told the press that the President called on the team to start their tasks immediately and bring the case into light within a month.

The team will work based on Presidential Decree which will be issued today. It will serve as a reference for other teams formed by various institutions to investigate the tragedy.

“For instance, Ministry of Sports and Youth had formed a team, so did the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) and General Supervision Inspectorate (Irwasum). That’s a great measure to investigate the case. The teams will work in coordination with us, the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs. That’s why the President issued the decree,” he said.

He affirmed that the team will work to meet the target set by the President. Therefore, the team will immediately investigate the case on the ground and find out the one who initiated the riot, gave order, and made decision about schedule of the match.

“We will meet witnesses and find out who gave the command and their networks, and find out why the match was still held in the evening though there was a proposal to change it to afternoon. There must be networks going on, business network, advertising network, and the like,” he stated.

He went on to say that the team will hold a meeting later in the afternoon to map their tasks before starting the investigation, and assign the team to meet related sides, such as the witnesses, the FIFA, and the police.

For the record, Mahfud on Monday (10/03) announced members of the Kanjuruhan fact-finding team, they are:

  1. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud M. D. as the head;
  2. Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali as the deputy head;
  3. Nur Rochmad (former Junior Attorney General for General Crimes/former Deputy Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs) as the secretary;
  4. Rhenald Kasali (an academic from Universitas Indonesia), as member;
  5. Sumaryanto (Rector of Yogyakarta State University), as member;
  6. Akmal Marhali (a sports observer/coordinator of NGO Save Our Soccer), as member;
  7. Anton Sanjoyo (a sports journalist for Kompas Daily), as member;
  8. Nugroho Setiawan (former member of the Football Association of Indonesia/PSSI/holder of FIFA Security Officer license), as member;
  9. Lieutenant General (retd) Doni Monardo (former Head of the National Agency for Disaster Management), as a member;
  10. Mayor General (retd) Suwarno (Deputy General Chairperson of the Indonesian National Sports Committee/KONI), as member;
  11. Inspector General (retd) Sri Handayani (Former Deputy Chief of Regional Police of West Kalimantan Province), as member;
  12. Laode M. Syarif (a partner/former leader of the Corruption Eradication Commission), as member;

Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto (a former Indonesian national football team player/member of the Indonesian Professional Football Player Association/APPI), as member. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (RAS/MMB)

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