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Fadli Zon: The Ordering of 5,000 Firearms Illegally is Dangerous

Fadli Zon: The Ordering of 5,000 Firearms Illegally is Dangerous (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The statement of TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo regarding the inclusion of 5000 illegal firearms has received responses from various parties, one of whom is Vice Chairman of the House Fadli Zon.

Fadli said that if what General Gatot said was true, then it would be very dangerous, as no institutions should order weapons if the institution has no authority.

"It's very dangerous, we only allow those who have the right to arms, because we have mechanisms, procedures in the procurement of weaponry, including weapons," Fadli said at the Arjuna Wijaya Horse Sculpture Center, Central Jakarta, Sunday (24/09/2017).

Therefore, the Vice Chairman of Gerindra Party is hoping that General Gatot opened the institution which ordered 5000 weapons by taking the name of the President, so that the news is not confusing in the community.

"Yes, this is a big question, but I also do not know what is meant by the TNI commander, which institution is this institution or there are elements in behalf of the institution, we have to learn," he said.

"I think it's a warning too, I hope the TNI Commander can explain the institution where that institution is, if it is, it is wrong, it should be reprimanded," Fadli said.

Previously, on Friday (9/22/2017) in a silaturrahim forum with the retired TNI, at TNI Headquarters, Cilangkap, East Jakarta, Gatot said there was an institution that had ordered 5000 weapons and professed the name of the President.

The meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto and Former Vice President Try Sutrisno and Gerindra Party Chairman, Prabowo Subianto.