Tag Archives: Indonesia

ABF Builds Closer Ties With Indonesian Customs Agency


The Australian Border Force (ABF) has gifted five detector dogs to its Indonesian counterpart as part of a broader strategic programme of co-operation to better protect each country’s borders.

Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is visiting Indonesia for meetings with partner agencies and formally presented the dogs to the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) at a ceremony in Jakarta.

Read the press release.

Indonesian Police To Seek Training from United Kingdom


The Indonesian National Police said on Friday that they would seek assistance from England’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to further train the force’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) to help catch wanted terror suspect Santoso in Poso, Central Sulawesi.

National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti said the plan was decided following the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) reluctance to conduct a joint training session between the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) and police officers in order to improve the latter’s capability to survive in the wilderness.

“We have several alternatives if the TNI does not want to [conduct a joint training session]. One of the countries we may seek assistance from is England,” he told reporters at the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta.

Although the plan has not yet been made official, Badrodin said he hoped there could be an agreement between the NCA and the National Police so that an instructor from the agency could be sent to train Indonesian officers.

Read more in the Jakarta Post.

Melbourne Men Pistol-Whipped, Tasered and Extorted By Bali Security And Police

Bali is renowned for its golden beaches and smiling locals, but a group of Melbourne men have been deeply traumatised by a violent encounter with corrupt police and private security guards on the tropical island that attracts thousands of Australians every week.

The 16 men flew to Bali for the buck’s weekend of marketing consultant and former model, Mark Ipaviz, and ended up being pistol-whipped, tasered and forced to pay a bribe of about $25,000 to avoid trumped-up charges and threats of a 10-year prison sentence.

The incident is expected to escalate concerns about the safety of Australians visiting Bali, which has already experienced a tourism backlash following the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for drug trafficking.

Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Ed: since the men in question did not talk about the incident, perhaps it’s better to reserve judgement until another source proves the story

Australian Federal Police To Visit Rote Island Amid Asylum Seeker Boat Claims

Three Australian Federal Police officers will visit the Indonesian island of Rote where six crew members are being detained on people smuggling charges, according to Indonesian police.

A boat with 65 people from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar seeking asylum in New Zealand was intercepted by Australian authorities last month and sent back to Indonesia.

The police chief from the Indonesian island of Rote, where the asylum seekers swum ashore after their boat hit rocks, said the six crew had told him Australian authorities had paid them US$5000 each, as reported by Fairfax Media yesterday.

Read more in The Daily Liberal.

Source: www.dailyliberal.com.au