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Police: New suspect in Munir murder from Garuda, initials YS and R

Detik.com - April 10, 2007

Luhur Hertanto, Jakarta – There has been more hints given out on the puzzle of who the new suspects are in the murder human rights activist Munir. They are two individuals from Garuda Indonesia airlines with the initials YS and R.

“Based on the results of forensic work on the arsenic poison, it was able to be ascertained that the crime took place at the Changi Airport in Singapore. Police then conducted a more detailed examination and as a result the names of two new suspects surfaced who are rogue elements from Garuda, that is YS and R”, said national police chief General Sutanto.

Sutanto announced the news following a meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the presidential offices on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta on Tuesday April 10. “Among other things their role was to take part in falsifying flight documents of the former suspect Pollycarpus. The flight documents were falsified on the orders of YS”, explained Sutanto.

He also said that the national police had not eliminated the possibility of a other new suspects surfacing because the investigation was still ongoing. (sss/nrl)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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