Monday, October 15, 2012

Are We Serious in Fighting Illegal Drugs ?

I always think that the circulation of Illegal Drugs in Indonesia has reached a very dangerous level, that our country has been dubbed by some news media as a haven for illegal drugs.

Those who have members of families and/or friends who are Drug Addicts/Junkies would know for sure that they would would do anything to satisfy their needs for illegal drugs, including lie, steal or even kill.

For that reason I always hope that the Courts of Justice in Indonesia would pass heavy punishments to anyone involved in the trade of illegal drugs as stipulated  by the Anti Narcotics Law No 22/1997 Article 80 i.e maximum Death Sentence, and the Anti Psychoactive Drugs Law No. 5/1997 Article 60 i.e maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Please read here for details.

Unfortunately, the facts show that the above laws have not been implemented properly. Those who were involved in Illegal Drug trades have been punished lighter than they supposed to be.

For example, last Friday President Susilo Yudoyono (SBY) granted Clemency to an Indonesian drug trafficker that has been sentenced to death by the District Court of Tangerang, Banten, the High Court and the Supreme Court. And last May, President SBY trimmed five years off Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby's 2 years prison sentence. Please read here for details.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court revoked the punishment of an Illegal Drug Lord i.e. Hengky Gunawan, from Death Sentence into a 15 years Prison Sentence. Please read here for details.

The saddest thing is that the above lightening of punishments were done based on the reason to upheld human rights of those Drug Traders/Dealers. I wonder whether the human rights of the Drug Addicts/Junkies and their families and friends have been forgotten.

39 comments:

Wisata Murah said...

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Harry Nizam said...

@Wisata Murah,
Mudah2an para pemimpin yang kita butuhkan akan segera muncul.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Penalties should be harsh, but I don't support the death penalty.

crane said...

nice blog I hope you can update your post thanks

colson said...

I do agree drug lords and dealers are the criminals and drug addicts victims. The law should deal with first mentioned ones, public health with the second category.

For the criminals I guess fleecing all their money is the most efficient way to teach them to mend their ways. More so then an extra years in prison- which after all is the criminals University.

Linda said...

It's a serious problem. It may be that the death penalty is counter-productive because it makes the judge feel sorry for the criminal.

Hopefully the law can catch more of these people and get them off the streets.

Luke Regler said...

I support the death penalty but I often wonder why the gap between sentencing and death is so long. I have no sympathy for anyone who does cruel and evil things to others and complains that it is unfair and unjust for it to happen to them.

rental mobil di surabaya said...

should be seriosu in fighting illegal drugs.. make a lot of people die because of it.

iklan baris tanpa daftar said...

thanks for the information.. hope illegal drugs will be cleaned soon..

Ismail N said...

Whether in Indonesia, Malaysia or the rest of the world, we can't thinking that government's policy and enforcement are influence by certain people or group of people. I won't want to be skeptical but sometimes when we read news like this, we just can't stop asking ourselves "Really?".

Pinjaman Jaminan BPKB Mobil said...

nice artikelnya sob...

Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

I think we must give the heavy punishment. like death punishment. I just hope that the ilegal drugs aren't selling again in Indonesia.

Finally Woken said...

And how about Shapelle Corby? She also received a clemency, allegedly as part of the prisoner trade program with Indonesian refugee captured by Australian a while a go.

I don't know what's going on with SBY, he's hardly a leader I have expected since he took the reign.

Harry Nizam said...

@Peter/Kiwi,
Some people only obey the law if there is very strong penalties.

@Crane:
Thank you for your comment.

@Colson,
I agree that the law enforcement agency my focus on the drug lords and dealers.

@Linda:
Hmm ... " death penalty would make the judges feel sorry for the criminals " I never thought it that way. Interesting.

@Luke:
Same like you I also wonder why is the gap between the death sentence and execution is so long.

@Rental:
Yes there must be more serious efforts to fight illegal drugs.

@Iklan:
Let us hope so.

@Ismail:
That's the question I have been asking myself too.
By the way, I am glad to see you again. Thank you.

@Pinjaman:
Terima kasih.

@Fahrizi:
Let us hope that it will end.

@Finally Woken,
Many people who voted him in the presidential election are now asking the same question.
I am glad to see you again on my blog, thank you Anita.

sewa mobil jakarta said...

I agree all illegal drugs dealer must be punish by death sentence.

Harry Nizam said...

@Sewa:
I am glad that you agree with me.

Jolly Princess said...

I share the same sentiment Harry. But I lament that only small fries take the bait. :(

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tour and travel murah said...

thanks atas infonya gan.. :D

baju muslimah bandung said...

The first law should be upright and not indiscriminately. let this country is cleaner than any small crimes.

unikgaul.com said...

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Triesti said...

what's the rule of giving clemency, actually? is it written as a law somewhere? btw, how are you?

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Willyo Senapati Alsyah said...

trimakasih mas, salam kenal dan salam silaturrahim

Berita Unik said...

artikelnya menarik sekali

Cerita Dewasa Seru said...

kunjungan perdana

Furree Katt said...

Hi Harry! I hope you are doing well! Sorry for not visiting your blog since such a long time. I had stopped blogging for a while, but now I'm back. I just thought I'd check up on you, since you have been following me for such a long time :)
Take care!

Lukman Nulhakiem said...

Stopping illegal drugs distribution should be done by stopping from the first hand. Giving harsh punishment even death punishment is necessary to stop it.
However, the government seems not to take enough efforts for stopping illegal drugs distribution.

Jefry said...

Pemerintah harus benar2 serius untuk menangani masalah drugs bila tidak generasi bangsa dan masa depan Indonesia menjadi taruhannya

Billy said...

Happy holidays dear friend!!!

obat alami kanker payudara said...

semoga pemerintah bisa berperan guna mengatasi obat" ilegal

obat tradisional stroke said...

The important thing is we have to be to choose which drugs are illegal or legal. Because not all drugs are illegal

Commonwealth Life Perusahaan Asuransi Jiwa Terbaik Indonesia said...

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Antoine Lockhart said...
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Antoine Lockhart said...

Almost everyday, I am hearing news about drug addiction and it especially involves young people. In fighting against this crime, not all are serious. I have learned how, even, some of our authorities get involved with this. Instead of this people giving out recovery assistance and serving as role models, they do the otherwise.