Made Mangku Pastika
chief hero or chief henchman?
Made Pastika, Bali's chief of police is revered by many on the island, or so the media merchants claim, for his actions which ensured the capture of those responsible for the Bali bombings of October, 2002.
is even Balinese, so he
must be the claimed hero, right?
And Made Pastika
is at the top of the pile.
You also get the feeling that Made Pastika is just another corrupt senior police officer because of the lack of information about any anti-corruption policies and activities he has.
Just use a major search engine and search for "Made Pastika Corruption".
Although some web pages talk of General Pastika's
anti-corruption mandate from before he
took the top job in Bali, there seems never to be any details of what these were.
And there seems to be nothing about what he
is doing to fight corruption since he
took the top police job in Bali.
Unfortunately, there are however, many reports about Made Pastika's involvement into the investigation of two murdered US teachers in Papua in August 2002.
It seems the Indonesian Special Forces are believed by many to be responsible and that Made Pastika
, as an investigation officer into the murders, may well be involved in a cover up.
At the very least, it shows Made Pastika
is not the anti-terrorist co-operating (with western agencies) police officer many people make him out to be.
In point of fact, the FBI
still want to examine differences between their investigation and that headed by Made Pastika
However, the Balinese police chief does not feel there needs to be a "comparison" between his
and the FBI's investigation because "(his) investigation at that time was limited to the crime scene.
When you consider what that means and can mean, it is incredible.
It shows that General Pastika
did not or says he
did not investigate anything other than the area where these two teachers were murdered.
Is that the way a dedicated capable police officer works?
"I can find no suspects right here at the crime scene, so I will take it no further!
did not go away and question likely suspects, especially given the murders happened right under the noses of a nearby military base?
But worse is what it probably means, a cover up by Pastika
for the murders of innocent American teachers there to help Indonesia, committed by members of Indonesia's own military.
Co-operating with and letting foreign law agencies help him catch militant Islamic terrorists connected with the Bali bombing is one thing.
Even just co-operating with those same agencies over a possible incident of state sponsored terrorism, just a few weeks before the Bali bombing, is another matter of course.
But the proximity time wise of them both does raise another question; What exactly does Made Pastika
So, what did General Made Pastika
do to get himself Australia's most prestigious metallic endorsement for his
services regarding the Bali bombing?
Why, it seems he
did nothing more than follow orders from Jakarta to co-operate with the foreign law enforcement agencies and let them come in and do his
job for him!
Perhaps this is why many Australians feel their premier John Howard sold their country out when he
awarded the Order of Australia to Made Pastika
Now you know the background perhaps you should ask yourself, is Made Pastika
the hero or the blight of Bali?
Bali Police Chief Made Pastika - your slip's showing!
Bali's sickest joke - law enforcement