President Jokowi has been criticized by various Foreign Media to be considered copying President Duterte action
MSN On Line News Report on July 25, 2017 wrote the news report : Human Right Watch criticized President Jokowi, because President Jokowi instructed the Police to shoot down till dead those of narcotic dealer who tries to fight the Police. Aside of being criticized by Human Right Watch President Jokowi had been also criticized by other various international news papers who accused President Jokowi to have totally copied the brutal policy of President Rodrigo Duterte of The Republic of the Philippines.
The Deputy Director of Human Right Watch for Asia Division, Phelim Kine said that President of The Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo should actually called the clear and open message to the Indonesian Police, that the policy to solve the problem of the narcotic and the criminal action involved in this problem are not simple one but those are crucial and complex. This statement could be retrieved from the on line News Report belong to the Human Right Watch group on Tuesday July 25, 2017.
Phelim Kine was considering the instruction given by President Jokowi is influenced by the policy of President Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines who had been declaring the physical war campaign against the drug dealers. Phelim Kine further said that it is in fact President Jokowi, General Tito Karnavian Chief The National Police and also Budi Waseso Chief of The National Narcotic Body, those high responsible national leaders dealing with narcotic of Indonesia should remind President Duterte that his physical war campaign against the drug dealer is not wise.“
Definitely the action to solve the drug problem and the criminal action involved in the drug problem should be implemented humanly . It is accordingly in the effort to solve the problem of drug we have to respect human right of every body, we should not neglect the human right.” Phelim Kine said.
The similar critique towards President Jokowi were also raised by other various international news media. “News Com au” a news media that is published in Australia had written an article with the title “Rodrigo Duterte’s drug dealer killings : Now Indonesia wants to copy” .“Negative Critique had been also published by the news media of “Al Jazeera ” with the title of “Joko Widodo : Police should shoot suspected drug dealers”.
This article wrote The statement of President Jokowi could be seen as similar to the policy of President Duterte who had straight strongly the drug dealers “This is definitely the controversial policy since last year because many people died affected by the Police Operation, condemned by International Community.”
Al Jazeera wrote its article. The critique on President Jokowi instruction which is considered by various international news media report as similar to the hard policy of President Duterte to be also written by the news media report in Sout East Asia such Bangkok Post which wrote an article “ Jokowi backs shooting drug dealers” and an article in “The Star Malaysia” which wrote “Jokowi Issues Order to Shoot Drug Traffickers.”
Record indicates President Jokowi made his statement when he gave his speech in the National Working Meeting of PPP in Ancol Jakarta on July 21 2017, in which he said “Demonstrate our hard policy, especially against those foreign drug dealers who are trying to enter Indonesia and trying to fight against the Security Unit who is on duty. Do not hesitate just shoot them. Do not give them any pardon. Indonesia is definitely in the emergency situation against drug” President Jokowi firmly said.
The instruction of President Jokowi to shoot till die any subversive activity definitely is not because of the Policy of President Rodrigo Duterte who declared the war campaign against the drug dealer in the Philippines. The firm action against any subversive activity is permanent “Order of The Day” to the National Security Unit in Indonesia.
Since The Era of the New Order in 1968 The Republic of Indonesia considered the Subversive Activities is one of the actual threat to the Country of Indonesia, accordingly it should be watched carefully and crushed firmly. Subversive activities are all activities done against the National Interest of the Country mainly the National Security of the People, the National Stability of the Life and the National Security of the National Riches including its National Resources.
Subversive activities could be launched domestically and to be stabbed from abroad, accordingly the border lines should be definitely strong physically and personally. Illegal Entry, Smuggling, Infiltration and Border Crossing by Force are subversive activities coming from abroad that should be tackled strongly and firmly.
Drug is forbidden material independently sold in Indonesia. The drug smuggling is definitely subversive activity that should be coped with strongly and firmly. Being the archipelago country Indonesia is vulnerable for illegal entry, smuggling and infiltration. Accordingly strong and firm action against illegal entries, smuggler and infiltrator has been done firmly since long time ago.
Intelligent Estimate concluded the world product of drug has been increasing spectacularly that mean the drug traffic would definitely increase and drug abuse is definitely the real danger of the world. Definitely the Government of Indonesia is respecting human right but the human right of the people threaten by the narcotic traffickers is more important to be protected.
Specifically : Indonesia is one of the target country of the world drug trafficking and marketing; Tourism and social upheaval regionally and domestically are the vulnerable situation which is good for drug trafficking and marketing; The social and security upheaval in Marawi, Mindanao is the recent situation that should be watched carefully in the relation of the drug illegal traffic and market place since the uncertain conclusion what will be actually Marawi Crisis. It is not just to establish the new ISIS force base in South East Asia, but it could be also the Centre of the drug traffickers and market of this region.
Accordingly we have to support President Rodrigo Duterte policy to all out eradicate the drug traffickers and dealers firmly in the Philippines; The effort to smuggle one Ton of Sabu from Taiwan entering Indonesia is indicating that the strong and firm security precaution should be made. The treat is really eminent and insulting the Indonesian security readiness. Accordingly the Government should show we are strong; President Jokowi is of the attitude all subversive activities should be watched and eradicated firmly. President Jokowi is of the opinion all the dead penalty given to all the narcotic defendant by the Judge should be implemented and firm operation should be increased.
The instruction to The Security Unit concern to shot dead any drug smuggler or dealer who try to escape from the detention or trying to fight the security Guards such as given by President Jokowi when he attended the National Working Meeting of PPP in Ancol was just to remind all the Security Aperture that the Subversive Activities against the Country of Indonesia is one of the actual threat of the Country of to day. Accordingly it should be watched carefully and taken care of it urgently and seriously.
The Indonesian people considers the Instruction of President Jokowi to act firmly against the drug dealer and user is not new and it is not influenced by what happened in the Philippines. Drug problem is not new for the Indonesian. President Jokowi instruction to strongly take action against the drug traffickers, dealer and user is just stressing a part of the “Order of The Day” in combating the drug problem.
*) Agung Wahyudin, Political and Security Observer.