Indonesian National Police to Maintain Public Order During Eid al-Fitr

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 30 Mei 2018
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Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian converses with Head of National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan prior to Limited Cabinet Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (30/5). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations).

Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian converses with Head of National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan prior to Limited Cabinet Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (30/5). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations).

To secure the celebration of Eid al-Fitr 1439H in mid-June this year, the Indonesian National Police (Polri) remains cautious of the possibility of acts of terrorism. In addition to that, this institution will hold Cipta Kondisi Operation by taking action to all street thugs.

“We have set up command posts at all ports, airports, terminals, and stations,” Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) General Tito Karnavian told the press after attending Limited Cabinet Meeting, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (30/5).

The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Polri, and the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI), Tito continued, are also ready to help people if natural disasters occur, such as volcanoes, landslides or floods. “There are 1,191 points that must be monitored and we also prepare the preventive measures,” he said.

Meanwhile, regarding to the availability of commodities needed by the people in celebrating this year’s Eid al-Fitr, General Tito Karnavian said, Minister of Agriculture as well as Minister of Trade have expressed their confidence during the Limited Cabinet Meeting that the supply is sufficient for all commodities and they have to maintain its distribution.

“Therefore, Polri together with related ministries, including Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) and State Logistic Agency (Bulog), have established Food Task Force,” Tito said.

Food Task Force has been working and until now, it has conducted law enforcement operation as many as 421 cases with 397 suspects which cases ranging from staple food hoarding, food mafia, and others. According to Tito, most cases have been filed to give deterrent effect to the violators.

The Chief of Polri asserted that it needs to continue to carry out law enforcement because food hoarding can lead to skyrocketing price and scarcity, which will burden the people.

“We remind market participants to follow the rules. Heavy sanctions to be imposed to violators,” Tito concluded. (DND/MAY/AGG/DNS/ES) (GWH/MMB/Naster)

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