TNI deploys personnel to avoid oil stealing in Palembang

TNI deploys personnel to avoid oil stealing in Palembang

General Moeldoko. (ANTARA/Fanny Octavianus)

TNI will legally process the soldiers involved in supporting one side in the re-election process."
Palembang, South Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Army Chief of Staff Moeldoko said Indonesian Military (TNI) has deployed personnel to avoid oil stealing that often takes place in Palembang, South Sumatra.

"Indonesian Army has discussed with Pertamina`s President Director about the effort on avoiding oil stealing," said Moeldoko here, after a discussion with TNI soldiers, civil servants and citizens on Tuesday evening.

According to him, TNI has deployed many personnel, particularly from Military Regional Command (Kodam) II Sriwijaya to secure oil supplies.

He said TNI will secure oil supplies in Palembang.

"TNI, along with Pertamina, planned to visit the oil stealing scene area that bordered with Jambi," said Moeldoko.

Moeldoko hopes by enhancing the security effort, citizens in the region will prevent oil related crime.

Relating to the Governor re-election on September 4, Moeldoko has instructed Military Regional Commander of Kodam II/Sriwijaya to fully support regional police in securing condition in Palembang.

Besides, the Indonesian Army Chief of Staff has urged soldiers to be neutral.

"TNI will legally process the soldiers involved in supporting one side in the re-election process," Moeldoko said.

According to him, Indonesian Army will also secure the guests in Islamic Solidarity Games, which take place in Palembang soon.
(Uu.B019/INE/KR-BSR/O001)

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