TGIPF to hold PSSI Executive Committee in charge of Kanjurhan tragedy

Based on our records, the PSSI Board and its subordinate bodies should be held accountable.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Based on its investigation, the Joint Independent Fact-Finding Team (TGIPF) has filed a complaint against the All Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) in charge of the stampede that occurred on October 1, 2022 at the Kanjulhan Stadium in Malang, East Java. Held an Executive Committee meeting.

“Based on our records, the PSSI board and its subordinate bodies must be held accountable,” TGIPF MD Chairman Mahfud said in a report on the findings to President Joko Widodo here at the Presidential Palace on Friday. said after submitting

Responsibility is based on formal rules, and moral responsibility by law is also necessary, he said.

“When rule-based, liability is legal liability. But law as norm is so often unclear and manipulated that it is lifted to principle. What is responsibility? People’s safety is the highest law in existence. This happened when people’s safety was ignored.

Furthermore, he said the tragedy needs to be assigned a moral responsibility.

According to Mahfud, the TGIPF added a final note to the report that caught the attention of President Widodo. The final note concerns the TGIPF’s recommendation to the National Police to launch a criminal investigation into those strongly believed to be involved in the incident.

They must also be held accountable by criminal law, he added.

“TGIPF has findings that suggest the National Police can investigate further. As a manifestation of the responsibility of civilized Indonesians, each must take moral responsibility,” he said. rice field.

Mahfud, who is also the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, said the TGIPF report was based on analysis of various sources, including CCTV footage of the security services.

“We have discovered that the process of people becoming victims[of a tragedy]is more terrifying than the process that is being circulated on television and social media. ) is the result of reconstruction,” he said.

Many people are believed to have died as they rushed to the exits to avoid tear gas fired by police.

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is investigating how harmful tear gas is to human health, Mahfud said.

“But whatever Brin’s findings may be, we cannot diminish the conclusion that the mass deaths were the result of tear gas,” he added.

The TGIPF found that, based on the results of its investigation of all stakeholders in the incident, they avoided liability and exchanged. They defended themselves under formal legal rules and contracts. rice field.

The Kanjurhan crowd crushing killed 131 people, injured 440 slightly and 29 seriously, according to data from the Malang District Health Department.

On the night of October 1, thousands of Arema FC supporters After the team lost 2-3 to Persebaya Surabaya, some supporters remained trapped inside the Kanjurhan Stadium after they stormed onto the pitch. In response, police fired tear gas, triggering a stampede.

At a press conference announced on 2 October, then Inspector General of the East Java Regional Police, Niko Afinta, said Arema FC supporters were disappointed with the result of the match and went out on the pitch to confront the players and officials. He said he broke in. TGIPF to hold PSSI Executive Committee in charge of Kanjurhan tragedy

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