Statement of President Joko Widodo on the Riots Perpetrated by Terrorism Detainees Against Police Officers at the Mako Brimob, delivered at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on 10 May 2018

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 10 Mei 2018
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Unofficial English Translation 

’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

I would like to begin, firstly, by conveying that I have received a report directly from the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, the Deputy Chief of Indonesian National Police, the Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Force (TNI), and from the Head of State Intelligence Agency (BIN) on the efforts undertaken to bring the situation under control and restore order at the Indonesian National Police’s Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters (Mako Brimob), which have been conducted properly.

Alhamdulillah, praise be to God, all the terrorism detainees had surrendered of their own accord to the police officers.

Secondly, on this opportune occasion, on behalf of the people and the state, I would like to express my profound gratitude to all the police officers who have been involved in the settlement of this incident.

Thirdly, I need to reaffirm that the state and the entire people have never been afraid and will never leave any room, however small, for terrorism to enter, nor for any attempts to disrupt the security of the state.

Lastly, on behalf of the people, the nation, and the state, I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of five police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. May the bereaved families be granted with the fortitude to bear this great loss.

I have also instructed the Deputy Chief of the Indonesian National Police to give extraordinary rank promotion to the police officers who have fallen victims to the terrorists’ brutality.

I would now like to conclude my statement on this good occasion.

I thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (PR, Cabinet Secretariat)(GWH/AW/YM/Naster)

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