JAKARTA Onews,--The rise ofviolence thatoccurredbetweenthe military and policeis a legacyissue ofseparation ofmilitary-policepowersthat have not beenresolved.The transfer ofmost ofthe role ofthe militaryto thepolicestronglysuspectedto bethe cause ofit.
Itwassaid to beformerDeputyCommander ofKopassusSutiyoso,inadiscussiontitledmissedCebonganactioninJakarta,Saturday(04/06/2013) afternoon.
"Once separated,the militaryfunctionsonlyas a means ofnational defense.This works ifthe countryis attacked byanother country.Ifit is today,the countryis notattacked,thenmilitarygradeunemploymentsohigh,"saidSutiyoso.
Hesaid,a number ofsecurity functionsthat couldbe handledcountriestaken overbythe militarypolice.This,among others,the case ofterrorism todrugprevention.That's whateventuallybecamea psychologicalburdenthatmust beexperienced bythe militaryasthe competent authorityas a means ofnational defense.
"InKopassuswegotDen81.Itisan elitemilitaryunitthat is usedtotacklethe problem of terrorism.Howeverthathappensnow,isthatdealing withthe issueof terroristDetachment 88,"he said.
He said there werethings that need tobe donebythe governmentisnecessaryto fix therules governing thedutiesand powers ofthe militaryinsociety.Notonly that,the governmentshouldalsopay attention tothe welfareof the TNI.Thus,there is nogapinthe body ofthe apparatus.Sutiyososaid,triggered theprosperitygapbetween thetworadicalactionto defend the stateagenciesas happenedinOKUandCebonganprison.
"The bottom lineportionneeds tobe regulated.Enoughpolicehandlecertainissuesandnotneedit all,"he said.