Indonesia government to accept online complaints

Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has said he will put in place an online system that will allow members of the public to file reports and complaints regarding sentencing and parole policies issued by the government.

"If the system is online, the information can be accessed by the people and there will be less controversy," Yasona said during a hearing session with House of Representatives Commission III overseeing law and human rights on Wednesday.

Yasona was responding to queries regarding the ministry's recent decision to cut the sentences of a number of graft convicts.

The minister acknowledged that he often received complaints about sentence reduction, especially for graft convicts.

"We are addressing these complaints. That is why we want to implement the online system to accommodate people's opinions about remissions and parole policies," he explained.

Yasona maintained that sentence reduction and parole were granted to convicts who had earned a good record while serving prison sentences.