Yogyakarta: Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD is committed to studying cases of human rights violations.
According the former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK), cases of human rights violations have their own parameters. However, the 1965 case is not easy to resolve.
"Some people are not around anymore. Many are are around 90 years of age. One or two people are senile. It is difficult to ask their legal responsibilities," Mahfud said here on Monday, October 28, 2019.
According to the former Minister of Defense, such cases need to be discussed further. In addition, a lot of claims need to be studied carefully.
"We used to have Law on Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Why don't we just reopen that?" he said.
However, he stressed that there is still no final decision on this issue. Mahfud argued that he just started his job.
"But we are all determined to finish it this period. We don't want to leave dangling issues dangling," he said.
The Human Rights National Commission (Komnas HAM) has repeatedly urged the government to resolve nine important human rights cases. The cases include the 1965-1966 incidents, the Talangsari incident (1998), the mysterious shooting cases(1982-19850; the Trisakti, Semanggi I, and Semanggi II incidents; The May 1998 riots, the enforced disappearance cases (1997-1998); the Wasior and Wamena incidents; the KAA intersection incident (1999); and the Geudong's house and Pos Sattis incident.