The Problem with Uniformed Gangsters
The recent conflict between the Pancasila Youth and Forum Betawi Rempug is believed to be the result of a disagreement over land control. This is an effect of leniency towards paramilitary groups.
A NUMBER of brawls recently between paramilitary groups are proof that the law is not being enforced and that the nation is weak in the face of mass organizations making trouble. Instead of resolute action, the government has been using civil organizations in military-style uniforms to seize and maintain power.
These groups are often used to protect the political and business interests of a small number of people. In the context of electora...
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