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Indonesia

Wealthy Chinese Indonesians Are Arming Themselves

9 August 2004

Straits Times (Singapore )

Indonesia is far from being the Wild, Wild West, but gun owners and dealers say that more people now go around 'loaded', and having a gun has become a status symbol of sorts for the wealthy and the middle class. Mr Steven Djajadiningrat, a top executive at one of this country's biggest financial institutions, firmly believes it is his God-given right to bear arms and will not leave the house without his trusted Walther PPK strapped to his left ankle. The 41-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Shippers Want Guns to Defend Against Pirates

14 July 2004

Globe & Mail (Toronto)

JAKARTA — In the arms race between ruthless pirates and heavily laden ships in one of the world's busiest sea lanes, the shipping tycoons are looking for more powerful weapons. "If we have only knives and the pirates have assault rifles, the pirates will win," said Suyono, general manager of one of Indonesia's biggest shipping companies. "We want permission for our crew members to be armed with small arms," he said. "Even two or three pistols would be useful. We... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Zelandia,Indonesia

Police Cooperation Agreement Signed With Indonesia

7 May 2004

New Zealand Herald

Increased co-operation and training to combat terrorism and trans-national crime were targeted in a memorandum of understanding signed by New Zealand Police Commissioner Rob Robinson and his Indonesian counterpart Da'i Bachtiar in Jakarta yesterday evening. However, the understanding was criticised by the prominent United States-based East Timor Action Network (ETAN) as an endorsement of the Indonesian security forces' ongoing human rights abuses. The criticism was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

No Proof Thai Arms Smuggled to Aceh

3 May 2004

Associated Press

JAKARTA — While some officials claim that militants who raided armories in southern Thailand are selling weapons to rebels in Indonesia's neighboring Aceh province, an expert said Monday there is no clear evidence of such a trade. The killing of more than 100 militant suspects who attacked security posts in southern Thailand last week in what the government said was a bid to steal weapons has renewed speculation that Islamic separatist movements in both regions are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Police Seize 691 Home-Made Guns

4 March 2004

Jakarta Post

The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial police have seized 691 both home-made rifles and guns since early this year from local residents on the archipelagic province during an operation code-named Cipta Kondisi 2004. The seized items were displayed on Wednesday by NTT police chief Brig. Gen. Edward Aritonang to National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar, after the latter led the General Elections security preparations roll-call at the NTT police headquarters. Spokesman... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Illegal Gun on Airport could Lead to Death Sentence

30 October 2003

Jakarta Post

TANGERANG — A man was arrested upon his arrival on Wednesday from Lisbon at 5:40 p.m. on KLM 837 at Terminal II, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, for illegal possession of firearms. An airport custom and excise officer, Abdul Aziz, said the suspect was Kabul Slamet, 48, who lived on Jl. H. Awaludin, Kebon Melati subdistrict, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta. "When he was passing the customs check, the X-ray machine displayed suspicious objects in his baggage,"... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Illicit Small Arms Trade in Region Aggravates RI Conflicts: Analyst

15 August 2003

Jakarta Post

JAKARTA — The illicit trade in small arms in the Southeast Asian region has contributed greatly to the arsenal of secessionist movements and warring factions in sectarian clashes in Indonesia, enough to prolong the duration of the conflicts, analysts say. Analyst from Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Philip J. Vermonte said on Thursday that arms procured illegally from the region's hot spots had changed the balance of power among conflicting... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Stopping Ammo from Reaching Owners of Home-Made Guns

18 July 2003

Borneo Bulletin (Brunei)

KOTA KINABALU — Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Yusuff warned shotgun owners and ammunition sellers not to sell bullets to owners of home-made guns such as 'Bakakuk' and 'Ginsuk'. "So, I want to advise the licensed shotgun owners and premises licensed to sell ammunition not to ever sell them to the 'bakakuk' and 'ginsuk' owners. If arrested, their licenses would be revoked and they would be penalised," he said. Datuk Ramli said this was because there had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Gun Control Not Effective, Says Observer

28 January 2003

Jakarta Post

More and more residents are protecting themselves with firearms as they can easily be purchased at several firearm and self-protection device distributors in Jakarta. But this ironically has not made the city a safer place to live in. Besides violent armed robberies, incidents of gun misuse in the hands of the private gun owners often occur here. In October 2002, Farida, a 31-year-old businesswoman shot her younger brother Budiman who borrowed her cellular phone... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Private Gun Ownership Increasing, Say Police

27 January 2003

Jakarta Post

Jakarta Police have forecasted an increase in armed crimes this year, after witnessing their incidence rise by 1.78 percent, from 18,677 cases in 2001 to 19,011 cases last year. Despite the modest increase in numerical terms, violence has escalated as many armed robbery attempts have involved fatalities. It seems that faith alone to deal with the worsening security situation is not enough as more and more prominent people in the capital have armed themselves. Some... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Gun Misuse Leads to Gangster-Style Culture

3 October 2002

Jakarta Post

Farida, 31, is a businesswoman who lives in Kampung Pedongkelan, West Jakarta. It came as something of a shock to the people who know her that she owned a 22-caliber pistol, which she used to shoot her younger brother, Budiman, 26, in the head late last month after he borrowed her cellular phone without permission. Farida was arrested by the police for the illegal possession of a firearm, and her brother is receiving intensive medical care for his injuries. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

ASEAN Needs to Address Illegal Trade in Small Arms

17 April 2002

Jakarta Post, Opinion

Despite the end of the Cold War, there remains widespread conflict across the world. In his well-known An Agenda for Peace report, former United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali showed that the characteristics of conflicts have altered since the Cold War. Conflicts now occur more frequently within states than between states. In addition, conflicts usually develop into ethnic or religious wars followed by a brutal civil war, for example Maluku. These... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Indonesia, Philippine Leaders Agree to Fight Gun-Running

22 August 2001

Agence France Presse

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Philippine President Gloria Arroyo agreed in talks here to stem gun-running along their common sea border, officials said Wednesday. The problem would be tackled under a joint panel being set up to handle bilateral defence and security concerns. It can "help a lot in minimizing or even eliminating the trafficking of firearms in the border-crossing area," Arroyo's national security adviser Roilo Golez said. He was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Indonesia

Gun Sales Are Brisk as Citizens Handle Their Own Security

30 April 1999

Asiaweek

"We have a collection of pistols, paralyzing gas, electric-shock sticks and other types of weapon," says gun trader Suhandjoko. "Just tell me what suits you and I'll come straight away." Yes, business is booming for Jakarta gun merchants, as more and more citizens take the law into their own hands. Small arms are even sold in upscale cafes and pubs. One consumer, banker Nathaliel Lie, bought his FN-45 pistol at a disco. The gun and 12 bullets cost him $900. If he... (GunPolicy.org)

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