Ahmad Taufan Damanik, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission: There Is A Threat of Political Violence
THE National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has just completed collecting facts and statements surrounding the riots during the May 21-23 protests which broke out on the heels of the presidential election result announcement.
ONE of their findings include mysterious shootings that killed 10 people—nine in Jakarta and one in Pontianak. As reported by Tempo in the June 4-9 and July 2-7 editions, the shootings were pre-planned and carried out by professionals.
Komnas HAM Chair Ahmad Taufan Damanik said that although the commission did not find any direct link to the shooter, incendiary comments by some politicians who rejected the results had fanned the flames. &l...