Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:02
Three foreign citizens were picked up at Kalibata City Apartment
for not having papers, saying they were on vacation.
Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:38
Despite of being recently called endangered, a leopard was
spotted lazing around in a rainforest. It is good news.
Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 | 20:35 WIB
DPR Confirms Intelligence not to Arrest
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The House of Representatives’ (DPR) Defense and Foreign Commission has confirmed that intelligence institutions will not be authorized to arrest anyone. Such authority will remain the right of law enforcement institutions, stated the commission deputy chief, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, yesterday.
Agus said the Intelligence Draft regulated that the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) would coordinate all intelligence institutions in the national police and report to the House. As such, the promotion and dismissal of the BIN head must be considered by the DPR.
The DPR, Agus added, had agreed to allow BIN to wiretap, but with very strict limitations. For instance, wiretapping can only be conducted in terrorism, separatism and espionage cases.
Imparsial executive director Poengky Indarti said the intelligence’s authority to wiretap should not contradict other laws.
The Terrorism Crime Regulation set that wiretapping must be approved by the court chief. However, the Intelligence Draft states that wiretapping can be done if it is approved by the BIN head. Kontras coordinator, Haris Azhar, said that if it is not strictly regulated, wiretapping must be banned given the potential for misuse.
MAHARDIKA SATRIA HADI