TNI, Polri ready to secure Asian Games

TNI, Polri ready to secure Asian Games

A security simulation for the Asian Games 2018 was held in Jakarta on July 31, 2018. (ANTARA FOTO/Galih Pradipta)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Pangdam Jaya Military Commander Major General Joni Supriyanto confirmed that Military and Police officers are ready to maintain security in Jakarta during the Asian Games to be held from August 18 to September 2, 2018.

"All elements involved in security activities have been ready to accomplish their task to maintain security during the Asian Games," Supriyanto remarked at the Metro Jaya Police Headquarters here on Tuesday.

The Pangdam Jaya Military commander and Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Idham Azis led a show of force of Among Raga Operation for ensuring security during the Asian Games.

Supriyanto stated that the TNI Commander, Chief of Police, and Chairman of the Indonesian National Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) have held coordination meetings and provided directions for successfully hosting the Asian Games.

He revealed that the TNI, Police, and INASGOC, as the organizers of the Asian Games, have been making preparations for the international sporting event since some time ago.

The security officials will safeguard the contingent of athletes and officials from other countries in Jakarta for offering maximum security and comfort while competing.

Meanwhile, INASGOC Deputy Chairman Syafrie Syamsuddin noted that the show of force by the Military and Police is the starting point of the security simulation activities in the Asian Games match venues.

Syamsuddin insists security is an important part of support during the international sporting event of the Asian Games.

"The principle used in security to support the Asian Games is comfort and vigilance," Syamsuddin added.

Reporting by Devi Nindy
Editing by Otniel Tamindael