"Build an early warning system and strengthen early good governance that is transparent and accountable," President Widodo stated during the inauguration of the opening of the 2020 National Government Internal Control Coordination Meeting through videoconference from the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday.
On the occasion, the head of state laid emphasis on the fact that accountability would continue to receive undivided focus under his administration.
Hence, the president highlighted the significance of prevention in the form of putting in place an effective early warning system.
"I want to emphasize that prevention and good governance must take precedence," the president stated.
He called to save the state’s money and maintain the people's trust.
To this end, he urged law enforcers -- the police, prosecutors, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), and civil servant investigators -- to do their tasks to the best of their abilities.
"However, I also remind you not to attack people, who are not wrong. Do not spread fears among law enforcers in conducting out their duties," he stated.
Head of the BNPB and COVID-19 fast-response team Doni Monardo earlier stated that law enforcement efforts should be prioritized to combat the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.
Governors should enforce the law to cope with COVID-19 in their regions in line with Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 7 of 2020 that mandates governors as members of the Task Force Steering Council.
“Law enforcement must be deemed a priority. Governors, in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 7/2020, have the authority to ensure law enforcement by utilizing the existing apparatus. The regional police chief and military commander have been placed under the governors," Monardo noted.
The presidential decree allows governors to form a task force at the regional level to monitor and evaluate the implementation of COVID-19 countermeasures in their regions.
"The task force is expected to conduct control, supervision, and prevention functions in the community," Monardo added.
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