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Jakarta Post

Jokowi stresses rule of law

Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab arrives at The Jakarta Metro Police Headquarter in Jakarta, Saturday, December 12, 2020. Rizieq was summoned by the police after he and five other people were named as suspects for holding crowd-pulling events in his house and at the group’s headquarters in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, in breach of COVID-19 health protocol last month. (JP /JP/Seto Wardhana.)
Jakarta   ●   Mon, December 14 2020

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted that the country operated based on the rule of law and that, therefore, the law should be obeyed and enforced to protect the interests of the people and the nation.

“It is the duty of the law enforcement officers to act firmly and fairly in enforcing the law; and remember that they are protected by the law in performing their duties,” he said in a video statement on Sunday.

Jokowi added that the law enforcement officers were also obliged to follow procedures.

“For this reason, there should not be any citizens who act arbitrarily and violate the law and harm the public and the nation,” he said.

And if there were differing opinions among the public, everyone should use various existing legal mechanisms to solve it.

“If it requires the involvement of an inde...

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