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Greater security for Jokowi's second inauguration

  • Ardila Syakriah and Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 21 2019   /  12:54 am
On guard: A pedestrian passes an Anoa armored personnel vehicle parked in front of a shopping mall in Glodok, West Jakarta, on Sunday. Armored vehicles were deployed as part of the security precautions taken ahead of the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin at the House of Representatives complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Sunday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

On guard: A pedestrian passes an Anoa armored personnel vehicle parked in front of a shopping mall in Glodok, West Jakarta, on Sunday. Armored vehicles were deployed as part of the security precautions taken ahead of the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin at the House of Representatives complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Sunday.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appears to be shying away from the public amid the recent turmoil engulfing the country, requesting that his presidential inauguration on Sunday be carried out in a simple ceremony — unlike the festive celebration observed five years ago that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets to parade for him.Jokowi informed reporters of his request at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday after meeting with People’s Consultative Assembly leaders...