State secrets are not useful.
Each State government has a secret. But far more important is how the officials to keep secret the State. There are two important events that should be explained to the secret state.
The first event occurred when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that terrorist activities intend to kill him. Head of State is well for revealing, but the result appears a question, whether the intelligence data was obtained recently or are just old photos? Questions from the public is why there is no further action to catching up with them for example?
Both events occur when the mass media broadcast content recording CCTV camera several seconds before the bomb exploded in the Mega Kuningan. But a few days ago the police about the important data for the investigation was informed to the media either by whom?
Finally, going from the second the data is in the pro and contra that is not productive. There is no wisdom that can be quoted.
Feel the press is always the party that always answerable. President oration point has changed. Police sorry for your recording CCTV camera by the mass media. The Council deplore the press of the press is too excessive in broadcast news blitz.
During the age of 64 years of independence, the government in this country have to apply the rules on the handling of raw materials confidential State. On the principle that officials and government agencies must keep secret the State have been done properly. What rules to add new draft State Secret?
Ten years ago the initiative of making the State Secrets Bill came from the State Institute Sandi, who seriously want to protect the Secret State, but changed by invisible hands that want to restore the power of the repressive. RUU state secrets results at this time no more than killing democracy in the name of "STATE SECRET." State secrecy bill is only a tool to be hiding officials to protect themselves from human rights violations, allegations of corruption, and control functions of the mass media. So for reasons of national security, public document that should be open, at will with classified "SECRET STATE."
Still remember the fate daily Sinar Harapan RAPBN1973/1974 the leaking of state secrets is not clear before President Soeharto reads it in front of the House of Representatives? Destroys a number of print media as a result of unrest Malari proclaim January 15, events which known to be hundreds of millions of people this country?
United States (U.S.) with all the nuclear weapons technology although fixed route and conceal the existence of the ships nuclear suit them. Singapore to the international press and is proud to reveal the prepare the military and civil defense if the enemy attacked their country. Although not in detail but it's disclosed.
U.S. Congress in the era of President Barack Obama at this time began the Patriot Act made president George W. Bush is repressive, manipulative, does not become democratic and mockery of the world.
In the United States, the principle of confidentiality applied in democratic countries, because all the constitutional secret that must be opened (declassify) to the public regularly. The goal of the nation so that America can learn from the history of the documents are confidential.
We in Indonesia, did not know what actually happens in a variety of important political events in the past. Finally, history is only a rumor, speculation, and even delusion only. State secret until the end of the period we will remain a secret, that is not useful.