Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Torture in Papua is True

After several days of silence on the video showing the torture of civilian in Papua by soldiers, yesterday the government admitted about this brutality, and promised that a thorough investigation shall be carried out.

Please find below an article about this that I have quoted from Kompas.

The decision to admit the about torture is a brave decision that should be appreciated. By doing so the government has shown to the public that it not hiding bad things and willing to reveal the truth by investigating the allegations.

However, it would be a lot much better if the said investigation involve independent party (ies) so as to get more convincing result.. 

Purnomo Yusgiantoro
Sabtu, 23 Oktober 2010 | 04:49 WIB
 
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said  soldiers  found to have acted  excessively in interrogating prisoners  could be tried in a court martial.

"If they are really wrong they can just be arraigned in a court  martial," he said after attending a limited cabinet meeting on political, security and legal affairs at the president’s office in response to an indication that TNI (Indonesian Defense Forces) members had maltreated prisoners  in Papua.  READ MORE ..
    

17 comments:

Tip Trik Blogger said...

nice info

H. Nizam said...

Tip Trik Blogger,
Thank you for your visit.

ladyinpurple said...

the public ought to know..good info

H. Nizam said...

LadyInPurple,
Yes you are right.

ReBorn said...

at least there are good intentions of government

colson said...

This is a good first step. It also is a lesson learned: "don't deny the obvious". It takes some other steps to reach real transparency though.

(How hard that is shows today's Wikileaks.org which new revelations tell among other facts also about misconduct and crime - big time- committed by the US forces in Iraq.)

alamendah said...

Kasihan tuh, rambutnya pasti gatal banget :lol:

H. Nizam said...

@ReBorn,
Yes this is a sign of faith indeed.

@Colson,
Yes it's a good first step, hopefully it would lead to real transparency.
I have seen some of the scenes from wikileaks.org. Very scary.
Wars tend to justify means.

@Alamendah,
Kepala gatal ? ... lol.
Yang pasti dia pusing menghadapi masalah2 yang ada.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

papua lagi jadi berita nih

genial said...

pemekaran kabupaten di Papua yang saat ini ramai dibicarakan boleh dikatakan merupakan keinginan para koruptor. Tujuan mereka tidak lain adalah mencuri uang rakyat di kabupaten baru hasil pemekaran.

Makanya, berbagai retorika dimunculkan untuk mendapat simpati rakyat agar pemekaran kabupaten bisa sukses.. klu sekarang masalah balak membalak dsb... yg mengakibatkan bencana seperti yg mereka alami... hhh...

H. Nizam said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Iya Papua lagi.

@Genial,
Banyak daerah yang dipaksakan pemelkarannya seperti di Papua sehingga timbul berbagai masalah dan korupsi merajalela. Sayang sekali bumi Papua sangat kaya raya tetapi penduduknya banyak sekali yang hidupnya terbelakang. Akibatnya mereka berontak.

DS. Utomo said...

I think we should have come back again to the Five Principles "Pancasila"

H. Nizam said...

@Pak Utomo,
Whether or not Pancasila is still influential depends on the govt and citizens. The most important thing is there should be a strong will to uphold the five principles of Pancasila no exceptions.

June_Butterfly said...

Always sad to read things like this.But I'm glad they are trying to make it open.I hope justice will be given.

H. Nizam said...

June Butterfly,
Yes, let's hope that justice shall prevail.

ASPeMusik said...

kasian ya kehidupanya gitu masalahnya gitu..habis yang ngurus pada gitu seee..nyebelin ye

H. Nizam said...

ASPemusik,
Nasib mereka memang sangat kasihan, punya kekayaan alam yang laur biasa tapi tidak bisa menikmati karena perlakuan yang tidak fair. Akibatnya mereka berontak.
Celakanya, orang yang tidak berontak kalau dianggap tidak sejalan dengan pemerintah dicap pemberontak pula.