Indonesia’s anti-terrorist law overhaul debated


Two Indonesian anti-terrorism policemen and an embassy security personnel stand guard in front of the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 January 2016.

Indonesia’s anti-terrorist law overhaul debated

Last week’s deadly attack has forced officials in Jakarta to re-examine the country’s anti-terrorism laws.

As reported by Channel News Asia, authorities said the current law has no teeth and prevents them from prosecuting militants who have returned home as foreign fighters.

Indonesia’s national police chief, Badrodin Haiti, reportedly admitted their powers are limited. He said: “We can detect, but we can’t take action before any crime is committed. That is the weakness of our regulations....

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