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Sunday, 10 Syawwal 1439 / 24 June 2018

Perpres on anti-terrorism no longer needed: Jokowi

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President Joko Widodo

President Joko Widodo

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House of Representatives has passed into law the bill on terrorism on Friday.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KUNINGAN -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) opined that a presidential regulation (Perpres) was not needed following the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Bill into law. He explained that Perpres only deals with technical matters.

"Hence, it is no longer needed," Jokowi remarked while reviewing the Kuningan Dam in Kuningan District, West Java, on Friday.

According to Jokowi, the involvement of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) in counterterrorism efforts is under the directives of the highest command -- the president -- so it should not be questioned.

"What is important then is its technical implementation. How can we fight terrorism? That is all. This is regardless of whether we will adopt soft or hard approaches," the head of state noted.

On Friday morning, the plenary session of the House of Representatives (DPR) agreed to enact a draft law on the amendment of Law No. 15 of 2003 on Stipulation of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law No.1 of 2002 on Combating Terrorism Crimes into law.

A total of 281 DPR members attending the plenary meeting agreed to enact the draft bill into law. Terrorism Special Committee Chairman M. Syafi'i noted that several key points were incorporated in the Bill on Terrorism Crimes to reinforce provisions already existing in Law No. 15 of 2003 on the Fight Against Terrorism Crimes.

He noted that the additional substance included a significant change in Law No. 15 of 2003, such as additional chapters on prevention, victims, institutions, supervision, and role of TNI. "The bill regulates comprehensive matters and not just speaks of eradication but also aspects of prevention, handling, restoration, institutionalization, and supervision," Syafi'i noted.

He explained that the bill also incorporates the stipulation that the arrest and detention of criminal suspects must uphold the principles of human rights. Suspects must receive humane treatment and not be tortured and treated in an undignified manner.

Syafi'i explained that the bill adds provisions on the comprehensive protection of victims of terrorist acts, ranging from the definition and scope of the victim to the granting of rights of victims. The earlier law only regulated compensation and restitution.

"The new bill has regulated the granting of rights in the form of medical assistance, psychological and psychosocial rehabilitation, restitution, and compensation to kin of dead victims," he stated.

Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly and Head of the National Legal Development Agency Enny Nurbaningsih attended the House's plenary meeting.

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