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Jakarta Post

TNI to help distribute ballot papers

  • Adianto P. Simamora


JAKARTA   /   Tue, March 24 2009   /  09:57 am

As the General Elections Commission (KPU) struggles to address poll material hitches, the Indonesian Military (TNI) has come to the rescue. TNI agreed Monday to help deliver poll materials to the country’s most isolated districts before voting day to ensure the legislative elections run simultaneously on April 9. “The agreement would only apply to remote districts having poor transportation access such as in West Papua province,” TNI Chief Gen. Djoko Santoso said after signing a memorandum of understanding on distribution of logistics with KPU Chairman Abdul Hafiz Anshary. Under the agreement, TNI will deliver ballot papers to 219 polling stations located in 44 districts
in the West Papua regencies of South Sorong, Manokwari, Raja Ampat, Wondama Bay, Fak-fak and Bintuni Bay. The expense of the delivery will be covered by the state budget allocated for ...