Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Susno: From Sinner to Saint?

Police Commissioner General Susno Duadji (55) is currently the most popular Policeman in Indonesia today.

But unlike most public officers who gained popularity when they were serving offices, Susno became popular after he resigned on November 2009.

Before that he was so unpopular due to his hostility to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in which he dubbed the KPK as Gecko, and the Police as Crocodile, implying that the former is weaker than the later. This remark was made after KPK learned about his connections with Corruption Cases investigated by KPK, a.o the mysterious 6,7 Trillion Rupiah Bailout of Bank Century and Anggoro Wijaya case.

After he resigned, Susno revealed undisclosed Police information to the public a.o by testifying against the Prosecution in the Court trial of former Chief of KPK Antasari Azhar, about middlemen in the handling of Police and Taxation cases that involve high ranking Police officers and the Tax Office. Some of the Taxmen and the middlemen have been arrested

Yesterday,  Susno was arrested by the Police on charges of Corruption and receiving Bribes. This arrest was protested by the Chief of the Constitutional Court and non-government organizations.

I hope that Susno's case would be processed according to laws based on the principle of presumption of innocence.

Please find below articles related to the above post.
- Susno Duadji (Wikipedia)
- Susno Duadji: Quo Vadis? (Multibrand)
- Susno Taken into Custody (Kompas) 
- Kapolri: Penangkapan Susno Sesuai Prosedur (Yahoo/Liputan6)
- Ketua MK: Seharusnya Susno tidak ditahan (Yahoo/Kompas)
- Penahanan Susno Melanggar HAM (Kompas)
- Setara Institute Kecam Penanhanan Susno Duadji (Tribune News)


colson said...

From sinner to saint?

Rather from wolf to wolf in sheep's clothes - one who refuses to be led to the butcher like a lamb.

And this wolf in sheep's clothes moreover is one who sings like a bird and is too valuable as an informer, to be sacrificed.

H. Nizam said...

You may be right, but it's difficult to predict what a man who used to be powerful has in mind. So, in this case I prefer to be positive and give hope a chance.

standalone said...

Sudah saya follow bung via google. thanks

H. Nizam said...

Terima kasih banyak. Saya akan follow anda.

dallco said...

berkunjung ke blog mu sob hehehe

andee said...

good post thanks..


Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Interesting. AS they say time will tell!


H. Nizam said...

Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan kata2-nya.

Thank you for the kind words

Yes you are right, only time will tell.

Patria Gintings said...

Menarik untuk melihat perjalanan bagaimana pandangan masyarakat terhadap Pak Susno berubah secara drastis. Kalau dibedah perjalanannya mungkin terlihat bagaimana seseorang dapat mengubah kebencian publik menjadi simpati serta dukungan

H. Nizam said...

Memang fenomena sangat menarik sekali, mas.
Walau tidak tahu bagaimana Pak Susno sebenarnya tapi karema perubahan sikapnya merubah pandangan orang terhadapnya.
Sebenarnya dinegara lain : Soviet / Rusia pernah terjadi yaitu Mikail Gorbachev berubah dari pimpinan Komunis menjadi tokoh pembaharuan.