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Jakarta Post

Security forces brace for first hearing

  • Ghina Ghaliya, Apriadi Gunawan, Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, June 14, 2019   /  09:01 am
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Ready for the call: Military personnel stand at a ceremony held at the National Monument (Monas) in Jakarta on Thursday ahead of Friday’s hearing of Prabowo Subianto’s election result dispute at the Constitutional Court.(Antara/M. Risval Hidayat)

A joint security force is bracing for rallies that could break out during the first hearing of the challenge to the 2019 presidential election result at the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Friday, amid concerns that more rallies will trigger riots in the capital. The National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) plan to deploy thousands of personnel to secure the court and its surrounding areas, while the Jakarta Traffic Police introduced a traffic detour in the area on Thursday night. National Police chief Tito Karnavian said the joint security force also devised a plan for the worst-case scenario. “[Up to] 17,000 police personnel from Jakarta and other regions will be on standby,” he said after a joint security briefing at the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta on Thursday. Meanwhile, the TNI prepared thousands of soldiers to en...