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JAKARTA (JP): A senior political observer greeted on Monday President Abdurrahman Wahid's pledge of zero tolerance in implementing a reform agenda with reservations saying that "violence must be avoided at all costs".
"A humanistic approach must continue and the use of violence must be avoided at all costs," Soedjati Djiwandono told The Jakarta Post in a telephone interview.
Soedjati was commenting on Abdurrahman's statement on Saturday that he would abandon a "humanistic approach" and opt for harsher legal measures against elements of the New Order.
The President said tougher measures would be taken against remnants of the past regime claiming that they had wasted the opportunity "to repent, learn …