Pontianak airport beefs up security after terror attacks
The Jakarta Post
The authorities at Supadio International Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, have beefed up security, announcing the highest alert status, siaga I, in response to terror attacks in Surabaya, East Java, and Pekanbaru in Riau.
On Wednesday, the airport’s general manager, Bayuh Iswantoro, said security had been increased since Monday.
“We have received help from the police and Indonesian Military (TNI),” he said. “The siaga I status is on indefinitely.”
Churches in Pontianak also increased security. At St. Hieronymus Catholic Church in East Pontianak, congregation members, the police and military have increased patrols. (evi)
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