BNPT chief alleges a political party is affiliated with terrorist group

Boy Rafli
(Source: BNPT)

Jakarta, IO – The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) found indications that a new political party, that failed in the administrative verification process by the General Elections Commission (KPU), is affiliated with a terrorist group, revealed its chief Boy Rafli Amar, reported Merdeka, Tuesday (14/3).

However, Boy refuses to name the party. He said his agency would continue to monitor the movements and activities of individuals connected with the party to prevent it from evolving into a group that could pose a threat to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) and Pancasila ideology.

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“We must be vigilant against a new party with intolerant and radical background and its administrators affiliated with terrorist groups,” said Boy. (un)