Deployment of nearly 2,673 personnel to safeguard presidential debate

Deployment of nearly 2,673 personnel to safeguard presidential debate

"We involve elements of the Indonesian military, police, and city administration equipped with ambulances and fire trucks."
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Nearly 2,673 personnel will be stationed for ensuring security during the fifth round of presidential debate scheduled at Sultan Hotel's Golden Ballroom, Jakarta, Saturday night.

"We has roped in personnel of the Indonesian military, police, and city administration, with ambulances and fire trucks on standby," Central Jakarta Police Resort Chief Senior Commissioner Harry Kurniawan remarked after leading a roll call, Saturday.

Security arrangements will be segregated into four sections, with personnel of the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) in charge of ensuring security in Ring 1, while military and police personnel will be tasked with securing Rings 2, 3, and 4, covering streets, traffic, and parking.

Kurniawan further appealed to those supporting the duo presidential candidates to not amass near the venue of the presidential debate. Only those carrying invites issued by the General Elections Commission (KPU) are permitted entry into the venue.

The fifth round of presidential debate will be telecast live by several television stations, comprising TVOne, ANTV, Beritasatu TV, and NET TV.

The last presidential debate will highlight matters pertaining to the economy, social welfare, finance and investment, as well as trade and industry.

Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo, teaming up with Ma'ruf Amin, will compete against Prabowo Subianto pairing with Sandiaga Uno in the 2019 presidential election scheduled on April 17, 2019. EDITED BY INE

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