Transparency in Weapon Imports
President Joko Widodo should take a good look at the issue of police arms imports. The procurement of thousands of grenade launchers for the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) has triggered a sharp friction between the army and the police. It is not enough for the President to only reduce the tensions: he needs to deal with the crux of the problem, which is the lack of coordination and transparency in…
A meeting was held in the Unex Area Cargo building at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, Tuesday night last week. Its participants were from the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Directorate-General of Customs.
There were about 20 people in the room, including Chief of the Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Insp.
- Inspector-General Setyo Wasisto, Chief of National Police Public Relations: we need further regulations