Chief of National Police Tito Karnavian urged Indonesian parliament to approve the Terrorist Law followed several terrorist acts in Indonesia. The Government has proposed the revision of terrorist act since last year but so far the parliament have no decided yet. “Revision of Law No. 15/2003 is required. Therefore we ask our friends in the House to immediately revise the law because the State needs more power to deal with terrorists,” he told reporters at the press conference in Surabaya on Sunday (May 13).
He added: “If it’s too long we ask the president to make a Government Regulation in Lieu of Law.” With the current law, Karnavian explained, the legal officer has a restriction to take action against the terrorist.