Monday, September 5, 2016

Legislative pressure and Indonesian military justice

This report from Indonesia discusses an effort by the military and defense affairs committee of the House of Representatives to exert pressure on the country's military justice system. Excerpt:

House of Representatives members have said that Air Force personnel committed acts of violence in Sari Rejo, Medan, North Sumatra, and should be punished.

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[Commission I deputy chairperson Meutya Hafid] said all the information would be brought to the commission for deliberation. She said the commission would also summon Air Force leadership to process the violence allegedly committed by airmen. 
“The House of Representatives does not have the authority to impose penalties, but Commission I can press the commander to hand down firm punishments, up to dismissals,” Meutya said.

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