Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love & Hate for the Police

I always believe that every country definitely needs a Police organization to enforce all the laws and regulations.

In Indonesia, members of the National Police (Polri) have contributed their blood, sweat and tears to maintain peace & order ever since the declaration of independence on 17 August 1945.
In this connection, we should note that our Police's Anti Terrorists Unit i.e. Densus-88, is one of the best in the world, proven by its ability to eliminate terrorism, the latest being their success in handling and solving the Hotels J.W Marriot & Ritz-Carlton bombings and elimination of the Malaysian terrorist Noordin M. Top.

Considering the above, I felt sad when I read media reports about allegations that some high ranking Police officers have been involved in a conspiracy to discredit the Chief and Vice Chiefs of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). And today I was even more sad when I read on Detik that a bunch of people claiming to be supporters of the Police attacked a peaceful rally held by thousands of anti-corruption activists and their supporters.

I sincerely hope that the Police would always do its best to make best efforts only for the very best interest of the people of our country. For which purpose it would always be independent from any political, economical or any other influences.

2 comments:

Carl Mitchell said...

It's a fact that Police can be a source for tremendous and necessary good in a society or that society's worst enemy. People need the Police but they need to engender trust and respect from the people they are supposed to protect.

H. Nizam said...

Carl,

Thank you for your comment.

You are very right, the people and the Police need each other therefore should respect each other.