Indonesia for tougher anti-terror law

Indonesia has passed a new law that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects.

The law was approved by the country’s parliament today, days after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the city of Surabaya.

Under the revised law, anyone suspected of planning an attack can be held for up to 21 days for an initial examination, instead of a week, and for up to 200 days for a formal investigation.

Those convicted of smuggling explosives or other chemicals and weapons into or out of the country for terrorism will face a maximum penalty of death.

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