No NEED To Tell Munir Murder Story? But CAN They?
Stuck indoors this morning, because a diligent workman is repairing various parts of my humble home.
So loads of time to look at the news, home and away.
Very odd, this continued secrecy, on the murder of Munir.
Those of you new to our blog can find the background in our 2014 post here –
REFUSE TO FORGET…but too many have
Now we learn that a court has said there’s no obligation on the government in Jakarta to let the people of Indonesia know whatever details were uncovered.
This ruling comes as a shock, because the official Public Information Commission (KIP) has been pretty unequivocal –
The KIP specifically told the State Secretariat to reveal all requested information as it was in charge of the government’s administrative paperwork, including documents sent to the president.
But while an administrative court has now issued a ruling which contradicts that clear statement, the sentence in the Jakarta Post that caught my eye is this.
“The government does not yet have to disclose the findings on Munir’s death…”
NB… does not yet HAVE TO…
Well, I don’t HAVE TO feed my cat every day, but I do…
…because it’s the right and proper thing to do.
Just because the Government does not yet have to tell us all what it knows, that doesn’t mean it can’t.
And if it can, why doesn’t it?