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  • Indonesian govt tightens watch on foreigners

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...-concerns.html

    [SIZE=4]Govt tightens watch on foreigners amid drug trafficking concerns[/SIZE]


    The government has tightened surveillance on foreigners living in the country following concerns about drug trafficking cases, according to the Law and Human Rights Ministry.



    The Central Java administration is setting up a watchdog group to monitor the movement of foreigners in the region in a bid to reduce the number of those who commit crimes, the ministry’s director general of immigration, Ronny F. Sompie, said on Thursday in Semarang.


    “If they harm us, we will deport them. We have selective measures,” Ronny asserted.


    The Foreigners Monitoring Team ( Pora ) consists of 33 secretariats under six immigration offices in Central Java, tasked with monitoring the entry and exit of foreign nationals, he said.


    Ronny added that the team would form smaller groups to track the movements of foreigners at subdistrict levels, including at bus terminals, train stations, ports and airports.


    According to Pora data, 85 of the 2,000 foreigners registered in Semarang were involved in crimes from January to April.


    The National Narcotics Agency’s ( BNN ) Central Java head Brig. Gen. Amrin Remico said there was a new trend in drug trafficking in Semarang where drug dealers were marrying local people to cover up their crimes.


    “Last January, we succeeded in discovering a drug network from China and seized 97 kilograms of narcotics,” Amrin added.


    The South Jakarta Immigration Office previously announced that it had set up a team to monitor the large number of foreigners living in Jakarta. ( dan )

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    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/05/25/govt-team-to-supervise-all-foreigners-in-south-jakarta.html

    [SIZE=4]Govt team to supervise all foreigners in South Jakarta[/SIZE]


    The South Jakarta Immigration office has established a special team to supervise foreigners living in the area.

    South Jakarta immigration office head Cucu Koswala said the team had been established to address crime and problems that arise due to the growing number of foreigners in the area.

    "South Jakarta is the area with most foreign residents, totaling around 11,000,” Cucu said on Wednesday.

    He said the area expected an influx of foreign workers with the full implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community and the scrapping of the visa requirement for 169 countries.

    The team is to comprise of officers from the municipality office, subdistrict offices, the police, military, court, prosecutor’s office, and narcotics and intelligence agencies.

    "The team will receive reports, undertake analysis and study and then take action related to the development on the ground,” he said.

    The team was formed under the regulations of the Immigration Law.

    Cucu said intensive supervision should be performed relating to any and all of the growing problems implicating foreigners, such as misuse of residence permits and growing radicalism to cyber crime.

    Last year, the South Jakarta Immigration office recorded that 22 foreign nationals were convicted for committing various crimes. In addition, 431 others have faced administrative sanctions, ranging from deportation to travel bans for allegedly violating immigration regulations.

    South Jakarta mayor Tri Kurniadi warned that foreigners were often implicated in drug trafficking.

    “Many foreigners have been involved in drug related cases,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

    Tri said that the team would take an active role in preventing foreigners from committing any breach of the law. ( dmr )

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    • #3
      Wanna keep an eye on their own lot, I've never met a bule drug dealer here in 22 years.

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      • #4
        I've never met a drug dealer period,, but I've met Bules who do drugs but where they get their gear from no idea, no interest

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        • #5
          I've never met a drug dealer either but I'm half-way through the book 'Snowing in Bali' where it appears during the late 90's early 2000 Bali wash awash with Brazilian, Peruvian and other drug dealers living the high-life.

          In Vancouver's marina, where I used to moor my boat, it smelled funny as I passed other boats. Clearly marijuana parties were going on...I think I got slightly high on the fumes because I've never even smoked one cigarette. Kinda cool....but I liked wine better...

          Re the OP's post. IMO the authorities are tightening up because AEC permits certain category ASEAN workers to come to work in Indonesia. They are going to have to sort which category is acceptable and which isn't. They are possibly using accusations of criminal activity to budget for a special team to ensure they have the right to investigate. Drugs and crime has been going on for a while and previously no specialised team seemed needed...that's a police function.

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          • #6
            Just another xenophobic drive by the government to reinforce stereotypes. Who remembers about 10 to 15 years ago when a government minister stood up in the DPR or wherever and claimed that bules were responsible for the spread of HIV AIDS in Indonesia due to our excessive freesex immoral lifestyles

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
              Just another xenophobic drive by the government to reinforce stereotypes. Who remembers about 10 to 15 years ago when a government minister stood up in the DPR or wherever and claimed that bules were responsible for the spread of HIV AIDS in Indonesia due to our [COLOR="#FF0000"]excessive freesex immoral lifestyles[/COLOR]
              Shite! 10-15 years ago I was in my prime and I missed that...WTF was I up to?

              Now I'm flooded with memories such I cannot remember any event...was I in jail, a monastry, climbing Mount Everest, sailing round the world...nope, I'm sure none of those things so please folks...tell me your tales of this excessive freesex and immorality....I'm all ears...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Davita View Post
                ...tell me your tales of this excessive freesex and immorality....I'm all ears...
                A gentlemen never tells, however if you wish to ply me with copious amounts Gentleman Jack

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                • #9
                  I recall that, I've as far as I know never met anyone with AIDS/ HIV, heard about Rock Hudson, and several other famous people, but nope, don't know anyone, but you have to ask, what sort of rogue Bules are these politicians associating with, drunken wild sex maniacs, I really must of had a really sheltered life, missing all these orgies, damn.

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                  • #10
                    Quote, Post 1: According to Pora data, 85 of the 2,000 foreigners registered in Semarang were involved in crimes from January to April.

                    Does anyone else thing that 85 out 0f 2000 registered foreign nationals being involved in crime seems a bit fishy? Hold on, that's only between Jan and April... so if it was a whole year (without repeat offenders), we'd be looking at 17%. I'm not going to believe that without seeing the data. They said "registered", as well, so we're not even talking about tourists... Only way I buy that is if they shut down some sort of illegal work group or something. Yeah, smells ripe to me.

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                    • #11
                      Quotes, Post 2 : "South Jakarta is the area with most foreign residents, totaling around 11,000,” Cucu said on Wednesday.
                      Last year, the South Jakarta Immigration office recorded that 22 foreign nationals were convicted for committing various crimes...
                      “Many foreigners have been involved in drug related cases,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

                      So, we have a population of 11,000, with 22 convicted of crimes, total. Obviously not all of those crimes could have been drug related. Let's pretend we are programmed to think foreigners are drug addicts and say half of those convictions were drug offenses... that leaves us with 11 out of 11000. All speculation, mind you, but 1 out of a 1000 foreigners getting done for what would probably be possession of one joint (and failure to posses sufficient bribe money) does not really make me want to lock up my daughters.

                      Seems you could spin this one any way you want and not make a convincing case for "Many foreigners have been involved in drug related cases,” he said as quoted by kompas.com." Come on, even the maximum possible of 22 would not qualify as "many" in a sample of 11,000. Xenophobic BS.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Happyman View Post
                        Quote, Post 1: According to Pora data, 85 of the 2,000 foreigners registered in Semarang were involved in crimes from January to April.

                        Does anyone else thing that 85 out 0f 2000 registered foreign nationals being involved in crime seems a bit fishy? Hold on, that's only between Jan and April...
                        Not to mention that we don't know what 'involved in crimes' means. Were they victims? witnesses? questioned but never charged? Quite vague, isn't it?

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                        • #13
                          There was an immigration raid in Blok M on Saturday night. Three friends of mine were picked up on the grounds that their KITAS' were copies, not the original, which their employers did not provide them with due to the cost replacements. They were held overnight, along with some 30 others. Their agents arrived on Sunday with their original KITAS' and their passports, which were confiscated because...erm...just because. They returned to the immigration office on Monday to be interviewed, after which they were told that they needed to wait for a decision from the boss about getting their documents back and to return today. They returned today and have been told that they must pay either a 25jt fine or spend 3 months in prison and be deported because...erm...just because.

                          Merdeka!

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                          • #14
                            @jef dam

                            Is that really true? Wow i juts lost my kitas and getting a copy was complicated and expensive. Id hate to have to carry the new one around all the time. Is it really a legal requirement to have to carry them? Oh and when i was being interviewed by immigration they told me not to carry it around with me in case i lost it.
                            I guess this was a pre-ramadan fund raiser for the immigration department?

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                            • #15
                              this kind of thing should be reported to the newspapers and TV.

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