Balikpapan, E Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - Military (TNI) commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Police Chief General Tito Karnavian here on Wednesday reiterated the neutrality of TNI and Police with regard to elections that will soon be held in the country.

"TNI and police members have no voting rights. They stand above all groups to assure security and order," Tjahjanto stated.

Tjahjanto, along with Karnavian, at a meeting with thousands of TNI and police members, advised their members to continue cooperation to create solidity or unity, citing the hard work to assure the security of regional elections in June this year and legislative as well as presidential elections next year.

Karnavian, on the occasion, praised the unity that has been developed so far between TNI and the police.

He noted that it was the basic capital needed to preserve security in the province not only for the elections but also for the daily lives of the people.

"We are all serving the nation and the state, and so we must unite," he remarked.

Thousands of soldiers and police officers from across East Kalimantan gathered at the meeting to listen to the directives from their chiefs.

Reported by Novi Abdi

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Editor: Heru Purwanto
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