Since the year 2000, terrorists’ bombings have killed and wounded so many innocent people in Indonesia.
Here is a recap of the tragic incidents I quoted from Kompas newspaper, Saturday 18 July 2009, as follows :
1 August 2000 : Jakarta, Residence of the Ambassador of Philippines, killing 2 people, wounding 21 people;
13 September 2000 : Jakarta Stock Exchange Building, killing 10 people wounding 90 people;
24 December 2000, simultaneously in several cities/towns : Jakarta, Bekasi, Sukabumi, Bandung, Mojokerto, Mataram, Pematang Siantar, Medan, Batam and Pekanbaru, killing 19 people and wounding 96 people;
12 October 2002 : Bali, at Sari Club, Paddy’s Bar, US Consulate, killing 202 mostly foreigners and wounding 300 people;
5 December 2002 : Makasar-South Sulawesi – McDonald restaurant, killing 3 people and wounding 11 people;
27 April 2003 : Jakarta International Airport Terminal 2F, killing 3 people and wounding 11 people;
5 August 2003 : Jakarta, J.W Marriot Hotel, killing 6 people, wounding 152 people;
9 September 2004 : Jakarta, outside the Australian Embassy, killing 6 people
and wounding 168 people;
1 October 2005 : Bali, Raja Bar and Jimbaran Café, killing 13 Indonesians and 9 foreigners, wounding 107 people;
17 July 2009 : Jakarta, J.W Marriot Hotel and Ritz Carlton Hotel, killing 9 people and wounding 55 people.
At present there is a growing resistance in our society against the terrorists i.e. TV stations show devastating effects of the bombing by interviewing many victims who are sufferring. Beside that, the Anti-Terrorists cause: Indonesiaunite in Twitter and Facebook have been strongly supported.
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Considering the above, I hope that the government and its law enforcement agencies would work much harder and better to capture and punish anyone who plan, finance and execute the bombings. And considering that many of the victims are foreigners and the terrorists belong to Jamaah Islamiyah and Al Qaeda, therefore there should very close cooperations with security agencies of other countries.