President Joko Widodo emphasized that the Indonesian government did not have plan to repatriate former ISIS members who had renounced Indonesian citizenship. After inaugurating new Head of the Marine Security Agency ( Bakamla) at the State Palace, Jakarta on Wednesday (12/2), the President explained that the Indonesian government has security responsibilities towards all Indonesian people. The President also asked his staff to identify comprehensively all ISIS members of former Indonesian Citizens.
"I think it has been announced that the government has security responsibilities for 260 million Indonesians// That's what the government prioritizes. Therefore, the government does not have a plan to repatriate the people who are there, ISIS of ex-Indonesians. Secondly, I ordered that 689 people to be identified one by one, their names and who are they? Where do they come from? So that the data is complete. So, prevention of deterrence can be done here before the data is entered into immigration. This is firm," President Joko Widodo said.
Meanwhile, related to the children of ISIS members who were former Indonesian citizens, President Joko Widodo stated that they have the opportunity to return to Indonesia. However, the repatriation is restricted to children under 10 years. (NDY)