Hendropriyono would have signed order, Muchdi just the executor

, by Detik.com

Rafiqa Qurrata A, Jakarta — The plan to eliminate
Munir was reportedly hatched during a National
Intelligence Agency (BIN) leadership meeting that
took place in 2004. Muchdi Purwo Prandjono — who at
the time was Deputy Chief V at BIN — was actually
nothing more than the executor.

“That was the result of the joint meeting, the one
that took the decision was of course BIN chief
Hendropriyono. Muchdi was just the executor, because
his post was deputy chief for agent mobilisation”,
said Soeripto, the deputy chairperson of the House
of Representatives Commission III on law and human
rights and intelligence observer when speaking with
Detik.com on Saturday June 21.

Soeripto explained that from the information that he
has gathered the meeting took place several weeks
before Munir died on September 7, 2004. “Around one
or two weeks earlier”, said the bald headed man.

The meeting, he continued, was chaired by BIN chief
A.M. Hendropriyono. Present at the meeting, among
others, was BIN Deputy Chief M. As’ad Said Ali,
Deputy II for Security Affairs Manunggal Maladi,
Deputy V for Agent Mobilisation Muchdi and BIN
Secretary Nurhadi, who now holds the post of
Indonesian Ambassador to Kenya.

“There was only one agenda item at the meeting,
eliminating Munir”, said the Justice and Prosperity
Party politician.

Soeripto is asking that all BIN officials who were
present at the meeting be questioned by those
investigating the Munir case. “All of these issues
must be examined”, he added. (fiq/ana)


Spy agency placed rights activist Munir on ‘G’ list

Detik.com - June 21, 2008

Rafiqa Qurrata A., Jakarta — The deputy chairperson
of the House of Representatives Commission III on
law and human rights, Soeripto says the plan to
assassinate Munir was put together during a National
Intelligence Agency (BIN) meeting in 2004. At the
time, Munir was included in the category ‘G” list or
a ‘problem’.

“What I heard was that according the evaluation at
the time, Munir was included in the category of a
‘problem’ but not yet a ‘threat’", said Soeripto
during a discussion with Detik.com on Saturday June
21.

Soeripto explained that there were four categories
used as a reference in intelligence operations to
cope with threats against the state. The terms were
ATHG – threat (ancaman), challenge (tantangan),
hindrance (hambatan) and problem (gangguan).

Those categorised as a ‘threat’ were for example
people who were suspected of planning a coup d’etat
or rebellion.

“If they were still at the problem level, they were
not considered a serious [threat] and did not have
to be eliminated. At most just a warning”, added the
intelligence observer who is also a politician from
the Justice and Prosperity Party.

Soeripto added that BIN is an intelligence
institution whose user is the president, meaning BIN
operations must be reported to the president.

“Because the user is the president, the intelligence
product should, according to regulations, be
reported to the president. The question is then, did
BIN report this matter (the plan to murder Munir) to
the president, who at the time was Megawati
[Sukarnoputri]”, he said. (fiq/ana)

P.S.

* From Detik.com - June 21, 2008. Translated by James Balowski..