Police to monitor presidential campaign events

News Desk

The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Mon, September 3, 2018  /  03:53 pm

A group of people intercept a car carryring Neno Warisman, an anti-Jokowi activist, to prevent her from exiting Sultan Syarif Kasim Airport in Pekanbaru, Riau, on Aug. 25. Neno was slated to attend a #2019GantiPresiden event. (Antara/Rony Muharrman)(Antara/Rony Muharrman)

The National Police have instructed their intelligence and security directors at the provincial level to monitor the declaration of presidential candidate campaign events using hashtags as themes.

Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto confirmed the instruction signed by the National Police Security Intelligence Agency's head, Com. Gen. Lutfi Lubihanto. 

The police will monitor four events using the hashtags  #2019GantiPresiden (change the president), #2019TetapJokowi (Jokowi remains), #Jokowi2Periode (Jokowi two terms) and #2019PrabowoPresiden (president Prabowo), according to the instruction.

Organizers of the events are required to submit a written notification and fulfill prerequisites to hold their events, tempo.co reported on Monday.

Police personnel have also been instructed to identify any potential conflicts and to be more careful in issuing permits for such activities. (sau)