National Political Stability Under Control: Home Ministry
Date 26 September 2019
National political stability has been under control amidst protests staged in several regions, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo has ensured.
“Despite the latest situation in several regions where the people want to voice their aspirations on several issues by staging rallies, the situation remains under control,” Tjahjo said after meeting with the Fostering Family Welfare’s (PKK) cadres at the PKK Cadre National Jamboree event at the Mercure Ancol Hotel in North Jakarta, Wednesday (25/9).
The government from the central government, provincial governments, regency/city governments, and sub-district/village/urban governments, continues to provide public services, he said.
National development is also still under way, he added.
However, the Minister called on the people to restrain themselves and to stop committing any actions that violate the laws.
“Stop committing illegal acts,” he said, while also urging the public not to be provoked by hoaxes, fake news and hate speech.
“Security forces apparatus including the Indonesian National Police (Polri), the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) play their roles to safeguard the country,” he said.
The Minister also stressed that Indonesia is a democratic country and the President and Vice President have been elected democratically through elections.
“Let us enforce the constitutional rules in accordance with the 1945 constitution. The whole Indonesian people will certainly fight against certain groups who want to try to use unconstitutional methods,” he added. (Puspen Kemendagri/ES)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas