Jakarta: The Indonesian National Police has released the Potential Hazard Index for the upcoming 2020 Regional Elections. The police will closely monitor the conflict-prone regions.
"We will secure them together with the TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces)," said National Police Chief General Idham Azis in South Jakarta on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
According to Idham, the vulnerable provinces are Central Sulawesi (55.72), North Sulawesi (38.09), South Kalimantan (37.12), Riau Islands (34.58), West Sumatra (27.57), Bengkulu (25.06), North Kalimantan (22.14), Jambi (21.81) and Central Kalimantan (10.44).
In the meantime, the vulnerable cities/regencies are Tomohon (38.09), Bitung (37.12) and South Tangerang (34.58). And the vulnerable districts are Nabire (80.37), North Central Timor (79.85), Keerom (78.52), West Manggarai (75.57), West Sumba (72.08), Tojo Unauna (70.00) and North Musi Rawas (67.28).
Idham asked all the Regional Police Chiefs to submit a budget for securing the 2020 Regional Elections on time. The Head of the Regional Police was also asked to optimize the use of the budget, facilities and infrastructure, as well as the strength of the security forces.
The 2020 regional elections will be held on September 23, 2020. The elections will be held in 270 regions.