Legal process over May-22 riot to be conducted transparently: Wiranto

Legal process over May-22 riot to be conducted transparently: Wiranto

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Wiranto has made assurance that the police will be fair and transparent in conducting legal proceedings in connection with the riots erupting on May 21-22, 2019.

"Our brothers also continue to face various legal issues related to the election that arise. The legal process over the riots that broke out on May 21-22 after the announcement of election results, of course, will run fairly, honestly, and transparently," Wiranto emphasized while leading the ministerial meeting at the office of the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs here Monday.

Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Attorney General A. M. Prasetyo, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, Head of BIN General Budi Gunawan, and Head of the National Terrorism Prevention Agency (BNPT) Suhardi Alius were present at the meeting.

He urged the police to be as clear as possible in its approach to deliver the result of the investigation into the May-22 action to the public.

This is deemed necessary, particularly when speculations are currently rife among members in the community over several legal issues that are being processed, especially in connection with the arrest of key figures, who can immediately be neutralized.

"Yes, the right way forward is to inform the public as lucidly as possible about the legal process that took place. The process related to the investigation, making the police investigation report, and so forth should not create new speculations. Hence, the community should be informed clearly about how we consistently enforce applicable laws in Indonesia. This is crucial, " Wiranto elaborated.

The minister revealed that currently, his side has prioritized maintaining political stability. Furthermore, the session to resolve disputes over the 2019 general election at the Constitutional Court is drawing closer.

"We are optimistic that the contestants will stay consistent and be able to accept the Constitutional Court's decision, as it will prevent the problem from getting drawn out. Moreover, stability is guaranteed," he added.  

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