Jokowi explained that the recovery of victims of terrorism in Indonesia, including victims of gross human rights violations and terrorist acts, is the responsibility of the government to handle.
Among the services extended through the agency are compensation, medical assistance, psychological treatment, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Further indications of the government’s assertion in helping terror attack victims in Indonesia is via the Government Law Number 35 Year 2020.
The law stipulates that victims of previous acts of terrorism in Indonesia are subject to receive compensation.
“The compensation can be requested by the victims, their families, heirs, or guardian to the Witness and Victim Protection Agency.”
Prior to the Rp 39.2 trillion state fund, the Indonesian government had also compensated victims of the Oikumene Church bombing in 2016 and the Thamrin bomb attack in the same year.
The Indonesian President also noted compensation for those affected by the North Sumatra Police Station attack in 2017, the Kampung Melayu attack in 2017, and the Sibolga terror act last year among other heinous events.
(Writer: Fitria Chusna Farisa | Editor: Diamanty Meiliana)