“Pam Swakarsa will create groups that move arbitrarily, considering that Pam Swakarsa ’98 was the forerunner of the FPI, which in its actions showed a lot of intolerant behavior,” said Kontras Coordinator, Fatia Maulidiyanti, in her statement to detikcom, Thursday (17/9/2020).
The presence of Pam Swakarsa is considered by KontraS to be the authorities’ intention to restore the past situation, namely a situation full of mass violence at the dawn of reform. The democratic situation in Indonesia should be better and more democratic at this time. Now, Pam Swakarsa is no longer needed.
“The existence of Pam Swakarsa today is irrelevant in the midst of a pandemic situation, as well as the failure of the police to evaluate its own members. On the other hand, the presence of Pam Swakarsa today is not to maintain order, but to maintain fear over events that have occurred in the past,” highlighted Fatia.
He highlighted Perkap No. 4/2020 on Pam Swakarsa which was signed by National Police Chief General Idham Azis on August 5, 2020. According to Fatia, the sound of Articles 2 and 3 point to the maintenance of people’s fear. Here is the sound of the article.