Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The Papua Regional Police have requested legislative candidates and political parties to comply with rules regarding the issuance of Notification Receipt Letters (STTPs) before campaigning for the 2024 elections.

All legislative candidates and contesting political parties have been asked to obtain such a letter before conducting their campaigns, Papua Police spokesperson, Senior Commissioner Ignatius Benny Ady Prabowo, said.

In a press statement received by ANTARA on Friday, he noted that the 75-day campaigning period for the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections officially kicked off on November 28, 2023.

During the campaign period, which will end on February 10, 2024, the three pairs of presidential and vice-presidential candidates, legislative candidates, and political parties are required to obtain STTPs for conducting campaigns, he added.

Meanwhile, the director of Papua Police's Intelligence and Security Division, Senior Commissioner Wawan Setiyawan, said that the STTP requirement refers to Government Regulation No.60/2017 on Procedures for Licensing and Supervision of Public Crowds.

"Thus, the issuance of STTPs for legislative candidates and political parties will be determined based on the scale of their campaigns," he said.

He added that permits for organizing a gathering campaign with up to 1,000 participants will be issued by the city or district police.

Permits for organizing a gathering campaign with 2,000 participants or more will be issued by the provincial police, he informed.

Meanwhile, Papua Police Chief, Inspector General Mathius Fakhiri, has urged local people to focus on determining their political choices during the election campaign period.

He appealed to all community members not to pay heed to provocative actions and calls for disturbing public law and order by anyone or any group.

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