Efforts at Ending TNI POLRI Clashes

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The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Indonesian Police Force (POLRI) have never been the best of friends, especially after both institutions parted ways in 1998, TNI and POLRI have never been best friends. But enough is enough. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wants POLRI and TNI to settle their differences. But how? [continue reading]

Endless Open War Between TNI and POLRI

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The mini siege warfare that happened at Batam last month has yet again put the conflict between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Indonesian Police Force (POLRI) at the forefront of national attention. Indeed, both institutions have not been the best of friends. The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) noted that there were at least seven clashes between members of TNI and POLRI that took place between the period of October 2013 to September 2014. [continue reading]