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Four PDI figures called in by police

Business Indonesia - March 26, 1997

Jakarta – The Indonesian Democracy Defense Team (Tim Pembela Demokrasi Indnesia, TPDI) has confirmed that four PDI pro-Megawati Sukarnoputri figures have been called by the police in relation with the PDI anniversary and the July 27, 1996 riots.

Those who were called in on Thursday are Soetardjo Soerjogoeritno, I Gusti Ngurah Sara, Mangara M Siahaan and Laksamana Sukardi who are each PDI leaders and members of parliament.

According Achmad Dilapanga, one of the TPDI members, the official letter SPGL No. 631/III/1997/Polres Jaksel which was signed by the regional police head Eko Riwayanto was received to day.

Responding to the order, TPDI's attitude remains the same as when the police called in Megawati and Taufik Kiemas, that is it must have agreement from the president.

"In this matter remember that the four figures are members of parliament. Under law it must be in black and white".

The lawyer also touched on the issue of its suite against the government on the investigation of Megawati and Taufik Kiemas which was [done] without a letter of agreement from the president.Meanwhile RO Tambunan said that in the coming week around 124 victims of the attack on the PDI offices in Central Jakarta, will sue Soejadi, the head of the PDI as result of the Medan congress.

[Abridged translation from Business Indonesia - James Balowski]