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International Crisis Group. 2010 ‘Guns for Self-defence.’ Illicit Arms in Indonesia (No. 109), p. 3. Jakarta: International Crisis Group. 6 September

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…Granting permits for self-defence weapons was also a lucrative business for the police. While the 2004 regulations set a fee of Rp 1 million (about $100), other sources said the real cost was closer to Rp 100 million ($10,000). The letter of recommendation from PERBAKIN alone cost Rp 50 million ($5,000). In other cases, businessmen were known to make regular payments to local police; as long as these kept coming, there was no incentive to ask questions about problematic guns…

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