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Jokowi condems E. Jakarta bombings, calls on nation to remain united

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java   /   Thu, May 25, 2017   /   11:38 am
Jokowi condems E. Jakarta bombings, calls on nation to remain united President Joko (Courtesy of Presidential Office/.)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressed condolences following the suicide bombings at the Kampung Melayu bus station in East Jakarta, late on Wednesday.

"This has gone too far. Ojek [motorcycle taxi] and angkot [public minivan] drivers have fallen victim and so have police officers," Jokowi told reporters on Thursday at his private residence in Surakarta, Central Java.

He said that in order to prevent similar incidents from happening again, he had ordered National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian to hunt down and unveil the network of the bombers down to its roots. 

(Read also: Jakarta shocked by deadly bombings days before Ramadhan)

"Furthermore, I urge all citizens in this nation to remain calm and preserve our unity. We have to maintain our peace as the Muslim people are preparing for the fasting month of Ramadhan," he said. 

"I express my deepest condolences toward the victims of the incident and their families, both to those still undergoing hospital treatment and the departed, especially for the police officers killed on duty." (dea/dmr)