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  • ross1948 21:30 on September 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Navalny’s In The News, But Keep Munir In Mind! 

    I have to say something before the day is over about the case of Munir, the man murdered for his fight against the evil elements in the Indonesian elite.

    Like the Russian dissident, Munir was poisoned on a plane. Unlike Navalny, he died.

    The Jakarta Post had an article about him today…

    In light of Munir’s murder, Sept. 7 proposed as ‘national human rights defenders day’


    ….and it is impressive how his brave widow, Suciwati, is still seeking justice for her husband after all these years.

    I wrote about the case years ago and append a couple of links for those interested.

    Why Not, Pak Wiranto? Avenge Munir – And The Martyrs!

    Munir, Don’t forget him!


    No NEED To Tell Munir Murder Story? But CAN They? 

    The only criticism I would make of the JP piece is that they say nobody knows who killed the man in such a cowardly way.

    It’s true nobody has been definitively convicted of the murder, but I think many people know very well who carried out the crime, and a lot of people have a fairly good idea of who ordered the hit.



    Until charges are laid and a court reaches a verdict, however, we are obliged not to name names.

    In September 2016, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made a public pledge to resolve the case of Munir’s murder.

    But the Indonesian authorities have yet to publish the report into the investigation, in violation of Presidential Decree No. 111/2004 on the establishment of the fact-finding team on Munir’s killing.. https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/09/07/in-light-of-munirs-murder-sept-7-proposed-as-national-human-rights-defenders-day.html.

    It would be pleasing if President Jokowi opened up the findings for public inspection.
    Surely, it’s the least Suciwati deserves!

    • Santi 07:06 on September 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I made a comment when you were first writing about Munir
      All I said then was ‘sad.’
      Now I am still saying that.


  • ross1948 17:28 on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , government cover-up, , Munir, , Polycarpus,   

    Why Not, Pak Wiranto? Avenge Munir – And The Martyrs! 



    A baffling response from Indonesia’s Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto yesterday.

    It seems that reporters ambushed him and asked him about the Munir case, which remains unresolved after 13 years. 


    Peculiar word to use, ‘ambush,’ as if a government minister should not be prepared to answer questions when he’s out in public.

    Especially questions related to his specific ministerial responsibilities.

    “You should have talked about our development, or our plundered territory. Why talk only about [Munir]?” Wiranto replied

    Well, maybe, because more than a dozen years have elapsed, and the hireling Polycarpus, convicted of murdering the innocent Munir, has long since been released…

    Munir, Don’t forget him!

    Munir’s Murderer Free – Jakarta Justice Mirrors Western Weakness 

    …despite not telling the world which cowardly creeps hired him to do a job which the said cowardly creeps were not up to doing for themselves.

    It’s all as much a mystery as when we published another post in February.

    No NEED To Tell Munir Murder Story? But CAN They? 

    I hope President Jokowi is on the phone today, reminding Wiranto that Wiranto’s office has been appointed by Jokowi to lead the settlement of cases of human rights abuse in the country..

    Munir’s case is hardly unique.

    More recent, equally heinous, crimes against humanity have been committed in Indonesia, such as the murder of the martyrs in the Cikeusik Pogrom…


    Cikeusik, Banten Province, February 6th, 2011. Watch the pigs at their bloody work on this link..   http://www.liveleak.com/view.


    …where three blameless members of the peaceful Ahmadi religious minority were bludgeoned to death by a mob of vile sectarian bigots.

    No murder charges have yet been brought.

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 

    Wiranto would earn nationwide applause if he were to re-open that case and demand the death penalty for all those who can be detained, prosecuted and convicted of the crime.



    AND if he were to order the release of all the information the government has, wherever it’s locked away, about the hidden hands who directed Munir’s murder.

    • JazPen 20:30 on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one Ross.
      I admit I hadnt even thought about the Munir case for a long time but its something Wiranto needs to be talking about.
      Even better if he did something to get justice for those Ahmadis but the government here doesnt show a lot of interest in religious liberty,’
      Its very disappointing after the high hopes when Jokowi was elected.


    • Kezia 21:28 on September 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why do we must ask Wiranto? He has the duty to investigate and report to us.
      The government of Indonesia is there to serve Indonesians and not to complain when we ask them questions that are important.
      I see President Jokowi on television all the time and wish I can ask him questions but how can we do that? Always he is with his servants and politicians and they will never question him.


  • ross1948 13:50 on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Munir, ,   

    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.

    Gambar terkait

    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 –

    Munir’s Murderer Free – Jakarta Justice Mirrors Western Weakness 


    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?


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