Author: Dewi Kurniawati

‘Shoot first, ask later’

Yohanes Sulaiman

Lecturer in International Relations at Indonesian Defence University

Jokowi’s administration seems to be a “shoot first, ask later” government. I think the president did not spend a long time thinking about the long-term implications of his policy of executing drug convicts on death row. He seems to think everybody must hate drug traffickers, so therefore it is okay to shoot them.

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Indonesia does need the death penalty to deter drug traffickers

Arie Afriansyah

Lecturer in Law at University of Indonesia

International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. President Joko Widodo – known as Jokowi – ordered the execution of six convicted drug traffickers, five of whom were foreign nationals, in January. Another group, including Australian duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, has been told that they will be executed on the island of Nusakambangan on Tuesday – now that various legal appeals have been exhausted.
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European Union says imminent execution of drug convicts “regrettable”

Jakarta – The European Union on Thursday criticized Indonesia’s plan to execute 10 drug convicts, saying that the death penalty was not a solution to the country’s growing drug problem. Continue reading “European Union says imminent execution of drug convicts “regrettable””

Controversial general quietly sworn in as deputy police chief

While eyes were on the opening ceremony of the Asian African Commemoration Conference (AACC) on Wednesday, newly installed National Police chief General Badrodin Haiti inaugurated Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as his deputy in an unusual closed-door ceremony at the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta. Continue reading “Controversial general quietly sworn in as deputy police chief”

Asian African Conference Commemoration 2015

“When the rich nations, which comprise a mere 20 percent of world’s population, consume 70 percent of world resources, then global injustice becomes real,”

President Joko Widodo speech during the opening of the 2015 Asian-African Summit in Jakarta on April 22, 2015 before representatives of 106 Asian and African nations, 21 of whom were heads of state and government.

Executions may be carried out this month: Attorney General’s office

Jakarta – The executions of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians, may be carried out late April, the Attorney General’s office said Friday. Continue reading “Executions may be carried out this month: Attorney General’s office”