Lawmakers Visit to S. Sumatra Province to Monitor Election Preparations

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 1 April 2019
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Delegation of the House of Representatives Commission II meets with South Sumatra Provincial Government and Working Units (SKPD), at the South Sumatra Provincial Government Office, Palembang, Monday (1/4) (Photo by: Deny S/PR)

Delegation of the House of Representatives Commission II meets with South Sumatra Provincial Government and Working Units (SKPD), at the South Sumatra Provincial Government Office, Palembang, Monday (1/4) (Photo by: Deny S/PR)

Members of Commission II of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) overseeing home affairs together with personnel from Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency, the National Civil Service Agency, the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) visited South Sumatra province in the framework of recess period during the fourth assembly of 2018-2019 assembly period.

Commission II delegation, led by Deputy Chairperson of Commission II Mardani Ali Sera, was received by Deputy Governor of South Sumatra Mawardi Yahya, South Sumatra Regional Police Chief General Zulkarnain Adinegara, and Sriwijaya Military Regional Chief of Staff (Kasdam), as well as South Sumatra Working Units (SKPD) ranks, at the South Sumatra provincial government office, Palembang, Monday (1/4).

In his remarks, Mardani said that the visit aimed to monitor the implementation of Comprehensive Systematic Land Registration (PTSL) and discussed several issues including public services, non-tenured employees, implementation of village fund program, electronic ID, and preparation for the 2019 legislative and presidential and vice presidential elections.

In the meantime, South Sumatra Regional Police Chief Zulkarnain Adinegara in his presentation said that the South Sumatra police ranks are committed to remain neutral in the elections and ready to secure polling stations. “We will secure around 25,326 polling stations in the entire South Sumatra province,” he said.

After meeting with Deputy Governor of South Sumatra and his staff, the delegation met with Head of South Sumatra Provincial Land Agency Office and Head of Land Offices of regency/city across South Sumatra province at the South Sumatra Land Agency Office. (DAN/DNS/ES) 

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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