Tempo English Weekly

Monday, October 09, 2017

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…

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Monday, October 09, 2017

From Kazanlak with Grenades

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.