Yesterday, President SBY called on Indonesians not to rely on the Police and asked us to help fight extremism.
The Jakarta Globe quoted the President as saying that Indonesia is now facing a continuous and serious threat in terrorism and in horizontal violence.
Horizontal violence, a term often used in reference to student bullying, refers to abuse or aggression by individuals on their peers around them.
I hope that the President has instructed the intelligence networks, especially the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) to improve their performance in monitoring and detecting any kinds of activities that might pose a threat to our national security, such as the so called Indonesian Islamic State (NII) movement, those who spread Book Bombs, those who plan any kinds of violence, and other acts of crimes.
Moreover, I also hope that the President has instructed the Police to improve their performance in serving and protecting the society.