Without Fear Or Favour? C’mon, Jakarta Cops!


Take a look at the photo on the JG link above.

It shows scenes of Jakarta’s Finest openly rejoicing at a judge’s decision in favour of the senior officer whose nomination to the post of Indonesia’s top cop has been held up by the KPK, Anti-Corruption Commission.

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  • The judge granted a pretrial motion filed by National Police chief candidate Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan against his naming as a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission.

And here’s another link, to the Jakarta Post, with more detail and another photo, showing rank-and-file cops kneeling and kissing the ground after the ruling. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/02/17/jokowi-silent-despite-decision.html

Now I’m not going to get into the pros and cons of the recent events – after the KPK named Gunawan as a suspect, the cops went into hyper-drive, targetting KPK members with arrests and accusations from way back, suddenly dredged up.

Frankly, it’s an embarrassment how they handled things – an embarrassment to themselves.

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  • Gunawan is indeed innocent until proven guilty, etc. etc.

But who do these cops in that top photo, leaping about like Scotland supporters after a win over England at Wembley, think they are – fair-play policemen or a fan club?