Police Examine Kivlan Zen's Ties in Assassination Attempt Case



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaNational Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said that the police was still examining the involvement of Kivlan Zen in the assassination attempt of four national figures. According to the police, the initial evidence was the possession of an illegal weapon.

    “We’re still examining the matter,” said Dedi in Police headquarter, Jakarta, Wednesday, May 29.

    The police earlier named the former Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Reserve Command suspect for alleged treason and spreading of false news. The latter underwent the initial investigation today, May 29.

    The assassin group allegedly had ties with Kivlan comprised of six members arrested sometime between May 21 and May 24. They possessed illegal guns and had indications to assassinate a number of national figures.

    The figures were Coordinating Politics, Law, and Security Minister Wiranto, Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief Budi Gunawan, and the Presidential Special Staff Member for Intelligence and Security Gories Mere.

    Dedi added that the relation between Kivlan Zen and the murderer was still on the possession of illicit weapons, and that was still being investigated by Jakarta Metro Police.

    He further explained that the proving process to reveal the intellectual actor behind the assassination plot was carried out scientifically based on the legal fact and not only from one perspective.