Thursday, 24 January 2019

Wiranto: Don't Make a Fuss on Bomb Threat in KPK Leaders' Homes

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  • The situation at the home of KPK deputy chief Laode Muhammad Syarif on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, after the finding of the alleged cocktail bomb. TEMPO/Francisca Christy Rosana

    The situation at the home of KPK deputy chief Laode Muhammad Syarif on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, after the finding of the alleged cocktail bomb. TEMPO/Francisca Christy Rosana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs, Wiranto, said the public should not create an uproar following the bomb threat in the houses of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders. The case, he stressed, would be investigated based on the prevailing law.

    “We have laws and we will implement it firmly. That’s it. So don’t make a fuss about it,” said Wiranto in the Vice Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday, January 9.

    Wiranto said the police definitely made a move to arrest the perpetrator. They would identify, track, and catch the suspect to examine the motive behind the attack.

    Read: Police Confirm Bomb Threat on Two KPK Leaders

    The bomb threat in the houses of KPK higher-ups might bring inconvenience as other terrors. Therefore, he opined, the government strived to conduct early detection, especially, the general election would be commenced within the next three months.

    Wiranto further asserted every perpetrator of bomb threat would be sentenced. “Anyone who creates the bomb to spark public chaos will be arrested and sentenced,” he remarked.

    The bomb threat occurred in the home of KPK commissioner Agus Rahardjo in Graha Indah Complex, Jatiasih, Bekasi, West Java, and KPK deputy commissioner Laode M. Syarif in Jalan Kalibata Selatan, South Jakarta. The two incidents occurred today, January 9, 2019, at a different time.

    The police have confirmed the report of the bomb threat. “We are currently forming a team backed by the Densus 88 anti-terror team that will help solve the case,” said the Indonesian National Police (Polri) spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo today at the Polri main headquarters in south Jakarta today.

    VINDRY FLORENTIN