Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Government Body Asks Jokowi to Exclude Murderers from the Cabinet.

The Indonesian government human rights commission, KOMNASHAM, has submitted to President Jokowi a list of 174 people who have their own human rights red marks ("tanda merah").

These are current or ex officials implicated in massacre, abduction or similar crimes.  (The commissioners strongly implied that Gens. Wiranto and Hendropriyono were among them).

The commission asked President Jokowi not to appoint any of them to his cabinet.  

Jokowi used the anti-corruption commission (KPK) data to disqualify cabinet candidates.

Will he do the same with the human rights commission list?

If he doesn't, that will show that the Jokowi government acts as if the unlawful taking of lives is less important than the unlawful taking of money.

Allan Nairn

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