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Jakarta Post

Jokowi wants more security protection for govt bigwigs after Wiranto assault

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 11, 2019   /  01:50 pm
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Emergency: Military personnel carry Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto to a helicopter to be medevaced after he was attacked in Pandeglang, Banten, on Thursday. (AFP/Sammy)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered increased security details for his Cabinet ministers and state officials after Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto fell victim to an attack during a working visit on Thursday. Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said Jokowi immediately called for more security for his aides after the incident in Pandeglang, Banten, in which a man stabbed the chief security minister with a bladed weapon. In particular, the President ordered that all state officials be given core security details from now on, Pramono said after visiting Wiranto at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Jakarta on Thursday. “The thing is, under Jokowi’s tenure, many ministers and officials didn’t want to be escorted by security guards,” Pramono said. “But after we have seen this incident, the [se...