Bring back tough laws to prevent another 'Bali'
Ten years ago, many Indonesians, including senior politicians, believed the regional terror network Jemaah Islamiah (JI) was fiction. The Bali bombings of Oct 12, 2002 changed all that.
Within days, JI's spiritual leader Abu Bakar Bashir was arrested amid protests from his supporters, and the Indonesian government rushed through an anti-terrorism law that - though felt to be not wide-ranging enough for some - would be applied retroactively to cover the Bali blasts.
Two years later, however, Indonesia's constitutional court overturned the retroactive application of that law.
The verdict riled security officials and attracted significant flak, coming just as the country was taking a tough stance on terrorists and cooperating with others in the region to tackle the threat.
In spite of its lack of tough anti-terror laws, Indonesia has been fortunate in avoiding a large-scale terror attack thus far.