31 May 2017

News Story: Indonesian military urged to play bigger role in tackling terrorism

By Abu Hanifah

JAKARTA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia planned grant the military the power to act on increasing threats from terrorism activities in the country through revision of anti-terrorism law now being discussed in the parliament.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged the parliament to immediately process the law revision so as to give more power for the police and military in anticipating and preventing terror attacks in the future.

The president's instruction was made after the deadly terror attacks at an bus terminal in Jakarta that killed three policemen, injured several others last week.

Read the full story at Xinhua