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Indonesia Police deploys 24,815 security officers to guard Presidential inauguration

JAKARTA (Rambu Energy) –  The Indonesian National Police will field 24,815 police officers in the capital city Jakarta to secure the inauguration of Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as new Indonesian President and Vice President. They will guard the capital city before and after the inauguration ceremony.

Naional Police Chief Sutarman was quoted by Kompas daily as saying that the police will also backed by military personnel. The Police deploys 18,379 personnel, military 4,400 officers, DKI Jakarta security officers 836, Parliament security officers 409 and Presidential Guard (Paspampres 791 officers.

He said the security personnel will be fielded around the Parliament building, main road Jalan Thamrin, National Monument and surrounding the State Palace.

On Thursday, the National Police and military officers held a joint preparation session at the Senayan east parking area.

The Army Chief Moeldoko urged the people to celebrate in a simple ways.

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Puan Maharani said that all former President and Vice Presidents will attend the inauguration ceremony.

A number of foreign country leaders and representatives are also attending the Presidential inauguration ceremony. The latest foreign country representative to attend the inauguration is the US State of Secretary John Kerry.

Secretary General of People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Edi Siregar said last week that nine heads of state will attend the Presidential Inauguration. They are including Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Timor Leste President Taur Matan Ruak, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysia’s PM Najib Rajak, PM of Haiti Laurent Salvador Lamothe, PNG Governor General Michael Ogio, President Iran Hassan Rouhani and PM of Australia Tony Abbott.

Some countries will send Ministers or Special Envoy, including Vietnam, Thailand who will send Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Japan who send its former PM, Russia, Netherland and New Zealand.

“Nine Heads of States and 8 Special Envoys will attend the coming Presidential Election,” said Edi. (*)


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