Jakarta

Plumpang fuel reserve still
heavily guarded

Jakarta Police are still heavily guarding the city's biggest fuel depot in Plumpang, North Jakarta, despite capital’s recovery after a series of massive rallies against the government's proposed fuel policy.

North Jakarta police operational division head Adj. Sr. Comr. Hapsoro said he had yet received an order from the police chief to fully withdraw his men from the area.

As of Sunday, he said there were 279 officers from Jakarta Police and soldiers guarding the area, slightly lower than the 353 personnel deployed last week.

"We decided to cut the personnel because the situation is now becoming conducive for it. Last week, for example, there were up to 14 rallies in North Jakarta alone," Hapsoro said as quoted by beritajakarta.com.

The Plumpang depot holds gasoline belonging to state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina, which supplies the fuel across Greater Jakarta. (hwa)

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