Jakarta: Indonesian National Police spokesman Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo has ensured the law enforcement agency is ready to secure the inauguration of the president and vice president for the 2019-2024 period on Sunday, October 20, 2019.
The operation will be assisted by the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI).
"Jakarta Metropolitan Police is ready to provide security," Dedi said on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Dedi revealed that as many as 27 thousand joint personnel have been deployed. However, he did not specify the number of personnel from each institution.
The inauguration of Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin will be held at 14.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) at the Parliament Complex, Central Jakarta. The inauguration will take place at midday because it is on the weekend.
The People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) does not want to interfere with Car-Free Day and activities of churchgoers. Initially, the inauguration was proposed at 16.00 WIB. However, the time was then considered too close to the Maghrib prayer.