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Jakarta Post

National Police chief orders patrol of FPI enclaves, increased security at police facilities

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 8, 2020   /  08:03 pm
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Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Fadil Imran (right) and Jakarta Military Commander Maj. Gen. Dudung Abdurachman show the weapons that the police claimed were used by Islam Defender Front (FPI) members on Dec. 7. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis has ordered the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) antiriot team to patrol areas known to have many Islam Defender Forum (FPI) supporters, following the killing of six FPI members in the early hours of Monday. Every officer must be equipped with a bulletproof vest, helmet and "weapons", he said.

The order was made via a police telegram on Monday, which cited a contingency plan released on Jan. 1 this year on "antiterrorism actions" and the killing of the six FPI members as the background. Through the telegram, Idham also ordered increased security measures at all police facilities and that visitors be thoroughly searched with metal detectors.

"Officers on duty need to always monitor security and public order situations in their respective areas and to increase their safety and security," Idham said. ...