National Armed Forces, Police Ready to Secure Asian Games

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  • Indonesian police and soldiers perform during an anti-terrorist drill as part of security preparations for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, July 31, 2018. AP

    Indonesian police and soldiers perform during an anti-terrorist drill as part of security preparations for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, July 31, 2018. AP

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPangdam Jaya Military Commander Major General Joni Supriyanto stated that the National Armed Forces (TNI) and the Police are ready to maintain security during the Asian Games event which to be held from August 18 to September 2, 2018.

    "All officers involved in security tasks are ready to maintain security during the Asian Games event," Supriyanto remarked at the Metro Jaya Police Headquarters on Tuesday.

    The Pangdam Jaya Military commander and Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Idham Azis led a show of force of Among Raga Operation for ensuring security during the Asian Games.

    Supriyanto stated that the TNI Commander, Chief of Police, and Chairman of the Indonesian National Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) have held coordination meetings and provided directions for successfully hosting the Asian Games.

    He revealed that the TNI, Police, and INASGOC, as the organizers of the Asian Games, have been making preparations for the international sporting event since some time ago.

    The security officials will safeguard the contingent of athletes and officials from other countries in Jakarta for offering maximum security and comfort while competing.

    Meanwhile, INASGOC Deputy Chairman Syafrie Syamsuddin noted that the show of force by the Military and Police is the starting point of the security simulation activities in the Asian Games match venues.

    Syamsuddin insists security is an important part of support during the international sporting event of the Asian Games.

    "The principle used in security to support the Asian Games is comfort and vigilance," Syamsuddin added.

    ANTARA