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Indonesian police arrest security guard over Japanese woman's murder

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I am utterly disgusted that such a tragedy could happen. I don't what to say when a life is lost to a senseless violet act of murder by a security guard who is suppose to patrol and protect the apartment building you are living in. Prayers to the Japanese woman's family.

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Indonesia is seriously dangerous and dysfunctional. When I was in Jakarta on business, my minders, colleagues and other expats told me flatly to never walk the streets alone.

Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, etc. no problem. Indonesia: no way.

There must be something fundamentally flawed with the ethics or morals or whatever in a society where even the security people are out to harm you.

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Thailand is no walk in the park especially for J females imo (lived in BKK for 3 yrs)

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Indonesia is seriously dangerous and dysfunctional.

I don't know anything about public security in Indonesia, but one of my old school friends married into a very wealthy Indonesian family, and according to her she and her children never go out without being accompanied by bodyguards.

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I think her driver was also a security guard. Sad to read senseless death articles. And so difficult go imagine how a monsters mind can justify such harm to another person.

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I would never walk on Indonesian streets alone without a companion, whether it be day or night. So yes, the streets are dangerous. But to have your own apt security attack you, now that's something no one would expect. My deepest condolences to Ms. Nishimura's family.

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As the security guard, robbing her apartment without killing her or being seen directly would have been a snap. But either way, he was not going to get away with it. Obviously.

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Why was the suspect stealing during her ansence? I think there're no reasons to kill her.

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I've travelled widely inIndonesia, found it to be mostly safe, warm & hospitable, and only ever felt edgy in Jakarta (and, actually, on mountain roads!). To the posters saying Indonesia is dysfunctional and dangerous, I'd ask if you've been everywhere that huge country or if you're judging the whole place on one big (unpleasant) city?

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I am really sorry to hear that terrible news. But it is really offends my feeling to hear the entire country being judged as dangerous and dysfunctional. How narrow of the ingenuity for those who express their opinions only by judging and sarcasm. My deepest condolences to Ms. Nishimura's family.

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@ Jeff Lee:

Indonesia is seriously dangerous and dysfunctional.

Yes - sadly true. Even the so-called more "developed" part - Bali island - is a rats nest of police corruption, gangs, drugs, assaults and poisonous methanol peddled to tourists. I had to stop over there once...never again. Rest in Peace to this poor innocent Japanese woman.

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I like the rifle the guard to the right of this scumbag is carrying; H & K MP4 9MM SubMachine Gun....no getting away from THAT.

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JeffLee,

There must be something fundamentally flawed with the ethics or morals or whatever in a society where even the security people are out to harm you.

Oh, yes. There simply MUST be something flawed with Indonesia,

Or not.

The intentional homicide rate in 2012 for Indonesia was 0.6 per 100,000 population. By comparison, the rate was 0.3 for Japan. 1.0 for the U.K., 4.7 for the U.S,, and 90.4 for Honduras (just to give you a sense of what real danger looks like).

Meanwhile, you provide a ridiculously unprovable anecdote about the dangers of walking streets alone in Indonesia, as if that has any bearing whatsoever on a murder that happened in the confines of an apartment building.

Also, the "security people" you're referring to probably have little in common with the actual work done by Mursalim, who, as has been pointed out in the article quite clearly, was an apartment building watchman. He wasn't a soldier. He wasn't a police officer. He wasn't even an armed watchman. He was some guy who walked the halls and fixed stuck locks.

Get a grip, Jeff, and funnel your predeliction for gross overreaction to, say, fiction writing.

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Indonesia is seriously dangerous and dysfunctional. When I was in Jakarta on business, my minders, colleagues and other expats told me flatly to never walk the streets alone.

Jakarta is a typical big city that has crime and scams galore. This has nothing to do with the rest of Indonesia. I have never felt danger traveling in Indonesia and I am smart enough not to go the places not recommended to tourists like pockets of Jakarta and terrorist hotbeds.

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How sad may this young lady rest in peace.

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