TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan plans to give civil servants (PNS) and the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers the authority to conduct an investigation in a bid to accelerate the people’s behavioral change amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The suggestion was submitted by Anies in the revision of the Regional Regulation No. 2 of 2021 on Covid-19 Response.
The city’s Secretariat Assistant Sigit Wijatmoko said the revision will not merely be a legal instrument but to educate the public to comply with the health protocols.
“Because the current reality is people are more afraid of law enforcement officers than the law itself,” said Sigit in the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Building, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, July 21.
The DPRD is still discussing the revision of the regulation. The revised rule has two new articles about the authority to hold investigations for Satpol PP and sanctions for people who repeat violations of health orders.
According to Sigit, Satpol PP investigators or the police will be able to determine the status of suspected violators. The sanction will refer to the draft of the Regional Regulation on Covid-19 Response.
“If the regulation is promulgated and is enforced, it will be the guideline for disciplining the community,” said Sigit.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA