27,000 security personnel to secure presidential inauguration in Indonesia

Supporters loudly cheer at incumbent presidential Joko Widodo as he leaves Djakarta Theater in Jakarta where he meets leaders of political parties supporting his ticket. President Jokowi, as he is popularly known, was re-elected, winning 55.5 per cent of the votes. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

JAKARTA, Oct 16, 2019, ANTARA. The Indonesian Police (Polri) and The Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) will deploy some 27 thousand personnel to secure a number of vital locations during the inauguration of the president-and vice president-elect in Jakarta on Sunday (Oct 20), a police spokesman said, reported the ANTARA.

“Polri and TNI as well as other related agencies have readied 27 thousand personnel to secure the State Palace, the presidential inauguration venue, the residence of Mr. Jokowi, the residence of Mr. Ma’ruf Amin, the roads they will pass (during the inauguration) and other vital objects,” Chief of the Public Information Bureau of the National Police Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo said on Monday.

Dedi said the police have found no indication of security disturbance ahead of the presidential inauguration.

After all, security personnel remain on standby to anticipate any eventuality, he said.

He further called on the public to work together with security personnel in ensuring conducive situation in the capital.

If some people wish to stage a demonstration they must abide by the existing regulation and keep public order, he said.

“If they stage a rally, it must run peacefully. The rally is vulnerable to infiltration by rioters who want to commit anarchy,” he said.

President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President-elect Ma’ruf Amin will be inaugurated at the Parliament Building in Jakarta on Sunday (Oct 20).

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