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New suspect in Munir murder case a general?

Detik.com - April 5, 2007

Djoko Tjiptono, Jakarta – Rumours that there is a new suspect in the Munir murder case are growing. And the rumour has it that the new suspect is a general. Furthermore, investigators from the national police headquarters will soon announce the name of the suspect, although it is still not possible to confirm exactly when.

The chairperson of the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI), Hendardi admits that he has not heard the news. If true however said Hendardi, it will be a significant development.

"I haven't heard. Although a number of journalists have confirmed the matter with me. So it is precisely from journalist friends that know about it", said Hendardi when speaking with Detik.com on Thursday April 5.

And it’s not just Hendardi. National police chief General Sutanto has also been waylaid by journalists over the issue, but his answers have only made journalists even more anxious to discover whether it is true. But he didn’t confirm it, nor did he deny it.

“Just be patient. It will be announced later”, said Sutanto after taking part in a closed coordinating meeting at the offices of the Ministry for Political, Security and Legal Affairs on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta.

But once again however, all of this is just rumour, the truth of which still needs to be confirmed. It may be true, it could be way off the mark. So we’ll just wait for further developments. (djo/sss)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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