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Palace to challenge KIP ruling

Jakarta Post - November 5, 2016

Jakarta The State Secretariat has appealed a ruling issued by the Central Information Commission (KIP) instructing it to disclose a report drawn up by a state-sanctioned investigation into the murder of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

"The reason [why we've appealed the ruling] is that we think the ruling is ambiguous," State Secretary Pratikno said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.

The official said the State Palace did not have the report requested by the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) and therefore it was odd for the commission to order it to disclose it.

The State Palace said that it had received a report from former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but the State Palace decided not to disclose it.

The palace, instead, decided to forward the report to Attorney General HM Prasetyo as he was instructed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resolve the Munir case.

Munir, who cofounded Kontras, was murdered on board a Garuda Indonesia flight to Amsterdam in September 2004.

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/11/05/national-scene-palace-challenge-kip-ruling.html.

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