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Thirty thousand personnel deployed prior to presidential inauguration

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TNI Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto delivered a statement during a call ceremony of security preparations ahead of the presidential inauguration at Jakarta on Thursday (17/10/2019). (ANTARA/Boyke L/AK)
What we see this morning is the presence of 30 thousand TNI and Polri soldiers, who are ready to fulfill security duties
A marked deployment of 30 thousand police and military personnel at national vital locations aims to tighten security prior to the swearing in of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) for his second and final term on Oct 20.

"Joint personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police (Polri) strengthen security at national vital locations, such as airports, power plants, Pertamina's logistical locations, and financial centers," TNI Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto remarked after a call ceremony of security preparations ahead of the presidential inauguration in Jakarta on Thursday.

The security arrangements were tightened since Thursday morning, October 17, 2019, with 30 thousand soldiers stationing themselves at national vital locations.

"What we see this morning is the presence of 30 thousand TNI and Polri soldiers, who are ready to fulfill security duties," he stated.

During the ceremony, the TNI commander reminded the TNI and Polri soldiers as well as other elements to work in tandem to secure vital locations.

"I am certain that you have received orders concerning the duties and responsibilities. You should understand and master the details of these tasks and the rules of engagement in dealing with any development in the situation," he stated.

Furthermore, the unit commander must ensure at all times that his members have a full understanding of the duties and responsibilities at hand.

"You should observe every incoming information and process it carefully. Do not miss out on the slightest bit of intelligence information," the commander emphasized.

Indonesian President-elect Jokowi and Vice President-elect Amin will be inaugurated at the Parliament Building in Jakarta on Sunday, Oct 20, 2019, and guests from friendly countries will also attend the event.

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