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Surveillance system efficiency questioned after May 22 riots

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 13 2019   /  12:56 am

Many have praised Jakarta’s surveillance system of more than 7,600 CCTV units, which captured the distribution of money from an ambulance during the May 21-22 riots following the announcement of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection. However, the Indonesian Ombudsman has criticized the lack of system integration with police operations for security and rescue efficiency.  During its impromptu visit to the Jakarta Police’s regional traffic management center on Saturday, Indonesian Ombudsman commissioner Adrianus Meliala urged the police and Jakarta administration to create an automated integrated surveillance system to improve security and rescue efficiency.Adrianus made the recommendation after witnessing that the police and the administration had been sharing CCTV footage in “informal” ways, as officers were required to obtain permission from the city to transmit...