How Long Since Indonesian Police Last Got Negative Sentiments?

December 20, 2021 ―

A tweet from @txtdrberseragam went viral, containing 2 pictures (picture 1 and picture 2). These 2 pictures contain a story of a person whose motorcycle was stolen.

The tweet can be seen here:

The victim reached to the intelligence team of police forces to investigate the case because it had been 3-4 months since the thief was caught. The motorcycle, however, was sold to another person for Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 3.5mio. The intelligence team acted quickly and they found the sold motorcycle. They asked for IDR 5.5mio as ransom and the victim fulfilled it.

However, at the same time, the sectoral police forces (Polsek) told the intelligence team to bring the motorcycle to their base. Long story short, the victim got a call from Polsek that they demanded IDR 10mio as ransom, because they too want their share.

I think it's a very systematic problem in Indonesia. It's either the people are so greedy, or too many money got corrupted by politicians of power, resulting in those in lower parts of the government needing to find money elsewhere. For the former, there is no way to fix it except by filtering future hires and existing personnel by a "good character". For the latter, however, the change needs to come from those who have the biggest power. The question is, can they do it, given that they too are the ones who "steal" people's money?

Previous events

  • Rejecting a theft report

    8 months ago

    Aipda Rudi Panjaitan, a police officer, rejected a woman's theft report and told her to return home right away.

  • Blackmailing a rape victim

    8 months ago

    Two police officers were being investigated as they blackmailed a rape victim, telling her to create a "letter" so that the perpetrators would not be processed by law.

  • Slow response and ignorance towards rape victim's plight

    8 months ago

    A rape victim's plea was ignored by the police force. Only after the victim committed suicide and it went viral on Twitter, they went to "work".

This page was last updated on December 20, 2021 (09:21 GMT+0).