President Jokowi Applauds Police for Securing National Agendas, Events
President Joko Jokowi Widodo applauded the Indonesian National Police (Polri) for working hard to succeed the organization of national events during the past two years, including the simultaneous regional election, the Asian Games and Asian Para Games, as well as the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in 2018, and the 2019 simultaneous elections.
Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah, we have successfully organized all events. It is all thanks to you who created synergy with the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI). For that reason, allow me to extend my highest gratitude to you, President Jokowi said in his directives during Commemoration Ceremony of the 73rd Anniversary of the National Police or commonly called Bhayangkara Day, at the National Monument (Monas) square, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/7).
The Police also plays significant role in maintaining public security and order. They have managed to create peaceful and joyful Ramadan month, mudik (annual exodus ahead of Eid Day), Eid Day, and Christmas, as well as to create a prompt disaster management amid difficult challenges.
Once again, it is all because of the hard work of the Polri and TNI and I thank you, President Jokowi said.
Also on that occasion, the President invited all people attending the ceremony to pray for police personnel who have been killed or injured in the line of duty, as well as for their families.
President Jokowi also expressed his appreciation to the Polri for receiving unqualified opinion (WTP) from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). The Polri has made many improvements, including in terms of public trust, bureaucratic reform, and integrity zone development, he added. However, thisinstitution must increase its professionalism, achievement, accountability, and transparency to face the current increasingly complex challenges.
Also attending the ceremony were among others, First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Bambang Soesatyo, Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan, and Speaker of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) Oesman Sapta Odang. (FID/JAY/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy