Twenty-Eight Months Later
The investigation into the acid attack on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator, Novel Baswedan, that took place on Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017, has yet to yield meaningful discoveries. The police have not found the executors, let alone the mastermind of the attack. National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian formed a joint fact-finding team, but again with disappointing results. President Joko Widodo has given the police a three-month deadline to solve the case.
Testimonies from Novel’s neighbors
• Mukhlis Ohorella, Muhammad Hasan Hanusalela, and Muhammad Lestaluhu were seen in the vicinity of Novel Baswedan’s residence several days before the attack. Furthermore, all three repeatedly asked when Novel would come home. They were seen monitoring Novel’s home.
• When his picture was taken near Novel’s home, Mukhlis was riding a motorcycle owned by Yusmin, the...