Police to Monitor Regional Elections in Jakarta, Aceh and Papua

Lukman Diah Sari    •    21 September 2016 16:20 WIB
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Police to Monitor Regional Elections in Jakarta, Aceh and Papua
Sr. Comr. Rikwanto (Photo: Antara/Yudhi Mahatma)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said the agency will monitor regional elections in Jakarta, Aceh and Papua.

"We are still mapping the hot spots in the 2017 simultaneous regional elections," Rikwanto said at the National Police headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday (9/21).

Rikwanto explained Papua is prone to tribal violence, meanwhile Aceh is former conflict area.

"For Jakarta, the tension is very high," Rikwanto added.

The National Police will deploy around 100 thousand personnel to guard simultaneous regional elections in February 2017. Around eleven thousand of them will be in Jakarta.


(WAH)