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Jakarta Post

Consistency matters

  • Editorial board


Jakarta   /   Wed, November 18 2020   /  01:00 am
Former East Java Police chief M. Fadil Imran (center) and Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini (right) attend the launch of 34 resilient villages and two Islamic boarding schools in Sidotopo district, Surabaya, East Java on JUne 11, 2020. Fadil has been appointed by the National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis as the new Jakarta Police chief.( Administration )

Heads have rolled following blatant violations of the physical distancing order during a series of events involving firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab and his followers. After law enforcement officials failed to prevent and act against the violations at the events, National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis replaced Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sujana and West Java Police chief Rudy Sufahradi Novianti as part of a major reshuffle announced on Monday. National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said the two generals were dismissed because they did not carry out orders to enforce health protocols. Also losing their jobs are Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Heru Novianto and Bogor Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Roland Ronaldy. That the police and the public order agency could not uphold health protocols when Rizieq organized events that attracted huge crowds in Jakarta and Bogor aft...