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Jakarta Post

Security heightened ahead of presidential inauguration

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Sausan Atika, Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 20, 2019   /  08:15 am
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Police personnel stand on guard in front of the House of Representative building in Central Jakarta. Ahead of the president's inauguration on Sunday, security measures have been heightened to ensure the event goes smoothly.(Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan)

As the inauguration of the President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin approaches, all elements of security are being enhanced to ensure the event passes smoothly. The inauguration is slated for Sunday at 2.30 p.m. with the presidential convoy set to embark from the State Palace to the House of Representatives complex. For the event, the police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) will deploy 31,000 personnel, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said. “We will make three rings of security levels. The first ring is around the House of Representatives building by the Presidential Security Detail [Paspampres] team, the second ring is in the immediate area of House of Representatives complex, and the third ring is outside the House of Representatives complex area by both the police and military personnel,” Argo said. O...