- 01Govt. plans to tighten rules to curb underage smoking
- 02Two killed, two injured in robberies in several regions
- 03Govt. aims to combat food inflation with GMO
- 04Disgraced police general reported to KPK for alleged bribery
- 05Suspects arrested for graft in N. Jakarta, N. Sumatra, C. Java
- 06Four murdered in C. Java, C. Kalimantan, S. Sulawesi, Bali
The sex-murder scandal implicating members of the National Police continues to grip the nation, with calls growing for reform of the force amid accusations that high-raking generals are involved in corruption and other crimes. The arrest last week on murder charges of Insp. Gen. Ferdy Sambo – the former powerful head of the Internal Affairs Division (Propam) – has also ensnared several of his colleagues and subordinates, including a lower-ranked policewoman rumored to be Sambo’s mistress. Other accusations have emerged, including that Sambo had been extorting officers in his capacity as the Propam chief and that he is the head of a gambling ring and managing a crystal methamphetamine selling operation. The case has shaken the National Police to the core, with President Joko Widodo meeting personally with the chief, Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, and telling him to clean up the law enforcement institution. The two-star general is also facing charges of tampering with evidence and faking a shootout between a junior officer, Brig. Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, and his bodyguard, Bharada Richard Eliezer, in which Hutabarat was shot and killed on July 8 on the pretext that Hutabarat was sexually harassing Sambo’s wife. News of the killing emerged slowly amid…...
Special Reports, Briefs & Analysis
Detailed incident tracking – incident cluster mapping, including access to available information on each specific reported incident. Geofencing, location identification and incident type and date search configuration capability.