Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP
Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP
Lynn Lee
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Lynn Lee

Indonesia needs more women in counterterrorism, like Malaysia’s Normah Ishak

  • The two terror attacks in Indonesia this week point to an alarming trend: women are taking a leading role in extremist causes, and in some cases supplanting men as frontliners
  • As Jakarta moves to invest in women to close the gender gap, it should show that they can be as influential as men in the fields of intelligence and security

Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP
Police officers stand guard at the main gate of the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta following a suspected militant attack. Photo: AP
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Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee is the Post's Asia Editor, and deputy editor of its This Week in Asia magazine. She has 15 years of experience spanning journalism, corporate communications and public affairs in Singapore and Indonesia. Lynn studied East Asian studies and international relations in the United States.