USING SNAKE IN INTERROGATION, INDONESIA POLICE APOLOGISES
JAKARTA: Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.
A video circulated online shows a man, seated with his hands tied behind his back, yelling in distress as a snake was pushed towards his face by an officer while being questioned about mobile phones that he had stolen.
In a statement, Jayawijaya police chief, Tonny Ananda Swadaya issued an apology for the investigator’s unprofessional way of investigating and stern action have been taken against the personnel.
Swadaya added that the officers had been acting on their own initiative to try get a confession, saying the snake was non-venomous and tame.
Papua police spokesman, Ahmad Musthofa Kamal said, the case was being investigated by the internal affairs unit and action would be taken if violations of the law were proven.
IMRAN KHAN CITES MALAYSIA’S TOURISM SUCCESS AT WGS
DUBAI: Malaysia’s successfulness in tourism sector and its contribution to the economy were cited in the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan at the World Government Summit 2019 in Dubai.
He said on Sunday, Malaysia made 22 billion US dollars annually mainly for its beaches and resort tourism while Turkey collected 42 billion US dollars from tourism for its beaches and historical sites.
Khan in his address wished to take advantage of the tourism sector and boost the economy in Pakistan given that they are blessed with abundance of mountains and historical monuments.
He also noted that visa regime has also been eased in Islamabad to lure more tourism where citizens of about 70 countries can come and get their visas at the airport.
INDONESIAN ENTERTAINERS PROTEST ON MUSIC BANNING
JAKARTA: The banning of blasphemous and pornographic music content in Indonesia has taken more than 100 Indonesian entertainers to the streets of Bogor for a protest.
The protest followed by an online appeal signed by nearly 270,000 people to prevent musicians bringing negative influences from foreign cultures in Indonesia and imposes new requirements on musicians to carry out competency tests to gain certification.
Failure to comply to the legislation could bring to the fine and imprisonment of the musicians.
According to musician-turned-politician Anang Hermansyah, the goal of the bill was to strengthen Indonesia’s entertainment industry and that the details could still be changed.