President Jokowi Tells Police Not to Hesitate to Uphold Law Enforcement

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 8 November 2016
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President Jokowi briefed members of the Polri atPTIK, Tuesday (8/11). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Jokowi briefed members of the Polri atPTIK, Tuesday (8/11). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (8/11) at the auditorium of the Police Staff College (PTIK), Jakarta, briefed 637 police officers of the headquarter of the Indonesian National Police (Polri), chiefs of regional police, and Platoon Commander of the Indonesian National Police.

In his remarks, President Jokowi extended his biggest gratitude to all members of the Polrifor the vigilance, solidity, and professionalism they showed in securing the rally on 4 November 2016 so it could proceed orderly and peacefully.

President Jokowi also expressed his deepest sympathy for members of the Polriand the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) who became the victims when they were on duty.

“Chief of the Indonesian National Police previously said 18 police officers were injured. I was also told that some were wounded with sharpened bamboo sticks; some with arrows. I suppose this issue also needs to be addressed with firm legal enforcement,” the President said.

President Jokowi added that as a very big institution with 430,000 members, the Indonesian National Police must not hesitate to take actions for firm law enforcement.

“As a big institution, the Indonesian National Police, must not hesitate to take action, let alone surrender to small groups or any organization or any figures,” the President said, adding that it is only with firm law enforcement that the state will be strong.

According to President, the challenge (of making the country strong) now lies in the hands of all members the Polri.

“The state must be strong. The dignity of the National Police must be maintained. The dignity of the state must also be maintained. Therefore, once again, I would like to remind that firm and transparent law enforcement must be implemented,” the President concluded.

Also attending the event were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Kapolri) General Tito Karnavian. (FID/ES)(EP/YM/Naster) 

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