Rubbing Salt into the Wound
Monday, 23 January 2023
President Jokowi hesitated to express regret over 12 cases of severe human rights violation. After a long debate, the PPHAM team finally agreed not to recommend an apology from the President. This move is supported by Islamic clerics and retired military officers.
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo stated his doubt before the Non-Judicial Resolution Team for Past Serious Human Rights Violations (PPHAM). During a meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday, January 11, Jokowi asked about the acknowledgment and regret over 12 cases of severe human right violation.
“Should I express regret, would this not be a problem?” said a member of the PPHAM team who is also the former Army’s Deputy Chief of St...
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