Thursday March 17, 6 months after the incident of a bomb package sent to his office located between Istana Merdeka and Istana Negara, President SBY made a statement, “Do not stop anticipating. Do not ever stop the intelligence activities which may increase the occurrence of such incident (the bomb package incident)”.
Above statement was a clear instruction for the chief of Intelligence Agency (BIN), police, military forces, especially commando territorial, to keep their hard work in fighting against terrorism and reveal the suspect of the bomb package at the same time.
He strictly highlighted that there is no other important thing than national safety and freedom from fear for civilians. Therefore, zero tolerance for any group who tries to disturb social peace in Indonesia. “Don’t give a chance even the slightest to anyone who plan to tear the peaceful and conducive living we’ve been trying to maintain this far. Do anything necessary to protect our people,” so he said.
4 days later, in a National celebration of Dharma Santi at the central military base Cilangkap, Jakarta, SBY stated that the dissemination of bombs has increased people’s anxiety. Even worse, it creates distrust among the people. SBY thinks that this is a form of terror to Indonesia.
Not long after, Friday April 15, at noon inside Adz-Zikro mosque, Cirebon-West Java, a suicide bombing happened. The bomber died with severe abdominal injuries. President condemned this action. Until April 15, Anti Terrorism Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88) arrested 13 people suspected to be actively involved and confiscated various type of weapons.
When stating his antipathy towards Solo bombing on September 25, President stated from brief investigation bomber is suspected to be part of Cirebon bombing mafia. In his press release, he called for internal investigation inside police itself, intelligences and even the military forces. This is to make sure that military has done its part as expected in regards war against terrorism.
There was his statement from the speech he gave regarding the bomb package in his office, “Each and every soul, regardless the religious faith, wants to live safe and free. Therefore, we should nurture peace in our hearts. Peace is inside our hearts not shouted from fiery speech or sweet political statements.”
Tags: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Terrorism, Indonesia, Bombing