November 02, 2009

Criminologist supports establishment of national anti-terrorism body

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Denpasar (ANTARA News) - A noted criminologist from state University of Indonesia expressed support here on Saturday for the government's plan to form a national anti-terrorism body to synergize terrorism handling in Indonesia.

"This is big progress. However, it is still being considered whether it will be formed into a committee or a division at a preventive level. So far the concept of strategy is still unclear," Adrianus Meliala said to ANTARA while attending a workshop on terrorism prevention.

Adrianus said the body would function more like an intelligence analyst specializing on terrorism. It also involves analysis, intelligence and combat but will not only be a special detachment but it also has a military unit with special characteristics, he said.


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