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President Joko Widodo Signs Presidential Decree on Asian Games 2018

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 19-04-2017

President Joko Widodo, has signed a presidential decree on the implementation of 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The Presidential Decree is effective shortly after signed by the President, on Tuesday (18/4).
While leading a cabinet meeting on the preparation of the 18th Asian Games 2018 at the presidential office Tuesday, President Joko Widodo expressed hope that Indonesia as the host of 2018 Asian Games could attract the attention of the world. President Joko Widodo encouraged all ministers to promote the upcoming event. “I also call for the promotion and information related to the Asian Games 2018, so that this event will become a magnet to attract the world’s attention to Indonesia. I think I don’t see that action yet. This opportunity should be utilized as well as possible. We should integrate it with the promotion of the country, the tourist destinations which we already have prepared. I also have to say that I have signed a Presidential Decree on the Asian Games 2018 and it is enacted now,” said President Joko Widodo.

President Joko Widodo also said that the development of infrastructure related to the preparation for the Asian Games should be conducted with a target to develop the sport in Indonesia in the future. The Asian Games is 488 days ahead. President Joko Widodo also hopes that all the details of the progress of the technical preparations in the field are observed. (Ndy;transbyAlika)


Police, military jointly guard Jakarta gubernatorial election

National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian has highlighted the synergy between the National Police (Polri) and the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) to guard the second round of the gubernatorial election in Jakarta. Karnavian stated on Tuesday (18/4)that he personally views that the main key to success is harmony and synergy between the TNI and Polri. He added that Polri and the TNI have, so far, worked hand-in-hand to maintain peace in Jakarta, particularly during major events. He stated that the TNI and Polri are focusing on securing the capital city, as they are neutral and have no voting rights in the elections. Every polling station will be guarded by a police man and a military officer. Jakarta has some 13 thousand polling stations. Karnavian is optimistic that over 60 thousand officers to be deployed during the Jakarta election would be able to maintain peace and order in the capital city. According to Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General M. Iriawan ,a total of 64,523 joint police and military security personnel are deployed to secure the run-off election in Jakarta on Wednesday. Iriawan noted that the deployment of such a security force is a step taken by the state, as the capital Jakarta is the barometer of the nation and continues to remain in the national and international spotlight. (antara)

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