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Megawati, Tito agree to employ 443,000 police personnel to promote Pancasila

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 21, 2018   /   09:44 pm
Megawati, Tito agree to employ 443,000 police personnel to promote Pancasila The symbol of state ideology Pancasila, the Garuda. (JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan)

Former president and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri visited the National Police headquarters on Wednesday to meet the police’s top brass ahead of her inauguration as the lead adviser for the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP).

National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto said the former president discussed future programs about spreading Pancasila’s values with the top brass, including police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian.

“There are a large number of our personnel across the country -- around 443,000 -- who are suitable to promote the state ideology of Pancasila,” Setyo said after the meeting, adding that both institutions might sign a memorandum of understanding in the future.

Megawati, who was accompanied by former vice president and BPIP adviser Try Sutrisno and Presidential Working Unit for the Implementation of the State Ideology of Pancasila head Yudi Latif, was greeted by Tito with a ceremony when she arrived at the headquarters.

“The ceremony was held because Ibu Megawati is an honorary guest due to her position as former president. A similar ceremony was also held for other honorary guests,” Setyo said.

Last Wednesday, Yudi met with Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto to discuss the same topic. The TNI has agreed to deploy its personnel to promote Pancasila to the people. (evi)