07 August 2016
Indonesia’s police chief General Tito Karnavian has called for more measures to curb “radical sermons” which he said played an important role in encouraging people to be radicalised.
With Islamic State (IS) encouraging supporters to stage attacks in the country, Gen Tito also said existing anti-terrorism law needed to be beefed up to address the threat from the terror group.
Last Friday, Indonesia authorities arrested six suspects for allegedly plotting to attack Marina Bay using rockets launched from Indonesia’s Batam island.
… Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna, a counter-terrorism analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) said yesterday that Indonesia’s lawmakers’ opposition against giving anti-terrorism officials power to act against preachers who deliver radical sermons would hamper’s the government’s move to further curb militancy in the country.
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Last updated on 08/08/2016