Revised terrorism law looser than those in malaysia, singapore: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The draft of the revised Law on Terrorism Eradication Measures being prepared by the government is looser than the anti-terrorism acts in Malaysia and Singapore, a minister said.

"No, ours is looser. That is all the measurement," Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said here Friday.

Malaysia and Singapore have installed GPS (Global Positioning System) devices on terror suspects who were caught, to detect their movement.

Indonesia would not treat terror suspects in the manner neighboring countries have been doing, Luhut Panjaitan, however, guaranteed.

"Yes, if we need to make an arrest, we will do it, but we will not be as harsh as in Malaysia or Singapore. Not there yet," the retired general said.

The revision of the law would prioritize the security of the Indonesian citizens from terror, rather than calculating criticism from human rights NGOs, he, however, said.

The minister Friday chaired a coordinating meeting on security attended by Chief of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Sutiyoso, National Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti, Chief of the Jakarta Metro Jaya Police Inspector General Tito Karnavian, and Chief of the National Agency for Terror Handling Commissioner General Saud Usman, in addition to Justice and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, and Attorney General M Prasetyo, as well as state administration law expert Jimly Asshiddiqie.

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