I just can’t stop reading newspapers’ headlines recently. I have read spellbinding stories whose storylines contain one of the most complicated conspiracies in the world’s history such as Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, Adolf Hitler’s operation Valkryie, or Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme, but watching television and reading newspaper these weeks makes me wonder about changing my notion of considering those stories as mind-gripping.
In other words, for me those storylines are nothing but boring compared to the high-tense thriller that I am following right now.
If you are reading this at the moment and actually you don’t really understand what is going on in this fierce slugfest between Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Indonesian Police, I highly suggest you to read yesterday’s newspaper archives or watch television more frequently to comprehend the chronicle.
In fact, this saga is very interesting –so interesting that I think someone should write book or make movie about this whole thing. As the story grows more and more astonishing each day, this may be the world’s most enthralling drama in decades and therefore it should not be missed.
Like Hollywood movies, the rift between the police and KPK put its spectators on the edge of their seats as the saga goes beyond its initial means. New characters whose role was proved to be significant on the story’s plot are introduced every week. Initially the battle only involved high-rank police officers against their enemies, the anti-graft commission deputies, but as now the case has broadened it unexpectedly drags many popular names like Adnan Buyung Nasution, Abdul Hakim Ritonga and M.S Kaban into the fuss –even our president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was said to have his hands involved in this highly controversial case.
But you don’t have to be a smart person to realize that there’s definitely something wrong with this case –even an undergraduate student like me can comprehend the reason why huge public resentment towards the Police and the government exists at the moment.
We saw on the live television broadcast already how National Police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri and National Police chief of detectives Susno Duadji performed during the hearing in front of the House of Representatives. Those bandits seem to cover themselves with the hero mask: the way they convincingly persuaded the House of Representatives and tried to regain the trust of million Indonesians who watched their live performance, the way they played the role as if they were on the same side as the KPK’s in enforcing the law and corruption eradication in Indonesia –it was simply a sort of performance you would expect from Oscar-winning actors.
Thanks for all the seemingly perfect acting dear police officers, but only donkey falls to the same hole two times. Indonesian people are no donkeys; now with Ari Muladi and Williardi Wizard have unfolded your evil thoughts to frame the KPK leaders and shown to us how dilapidated your organization actually is, we just cannot have faith in you anymore.
We can also recall that the KPK tape have clearly unfurled Anggodo’s crucial role on the plot to undermine the once larger-than-life commission. Surprisingly, at the moment he still wanders freely as he was released by the police with their vague argument of ‘not sufficient evidence’.
The villain is well ahead of the good guy by now since the justice is only yet to be erected –and the villain will still be in this vantage point if culprits like Anggodo, Susno Duadji, and Bambang Hendarso Danuri are still free out there and far from being locked-up in the place where they truly deserve to be in.
Indonesians were presented with numerous shrewd trickeries already in this saga. But the story is far from over as many vital characters like Yulianto and Yuliana Oeng are still hiding behind the curtain and waiting to be introduced to the stage. At some point, the show will be crammed with its entire performers and the storyline becomes more puzzling than ever. Just then it will be very interesting while we can only wonder what kind of ending this story will offer.
Who will win? Beware crocodiles; you are not playing the good guy role here. And storylines in Hollywood movies are famous for the concept of: at the end of the story, it’s the good guy who always prevails.