Indonesian police at the doomed football match at the Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java on October 1. Photo: AFP
Indonesian police at the doomed football match at the Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java on October 1. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesian police scandals show Jokowi needs reforms to repair trust, critics say

  • The president recently lashed out at top officers over a series of controversies that have caused the public to have even less trust in the police force than before
  • Analysts say structural reforms and democratic accountability are needed restore credibility and erase the perception that police ‘exist for their own enrichment’

Indonesian police at the doomed football match at the Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java on October 1. Photo: AFP
Indonesian police at the doomed football match at the Kanjuruhan stadium in East Java on October 1. Photo: AFP
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