Indonesian Minister Assures PON Papua Security

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  • Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD delivers a press statement after conducting a working visit to Attorney General ST Burhanuddin at the RI Attorney General's Office, Jakarta, Monday, March 15, 2021. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD delivers a press statement after conducting a working visit to Attorney General ST Burhanuddin at the RI Attorney General's Office, Jakarta, Monday, March 15, 2021. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs, Mahfud Md, hoped the National Sports Week in Papua or PON Papua and National Para Games or Papernas XVI could be successful and run safely.

    He said that the government had prepared a number of security measures. "We're trying the best to close the slightest opportunity of possible disorder," said the minister as quoted by Antara on Saturday, September 25.

    Responding to the security disruption in several areas in Papua, Mahfud asked the public to remain calm. He said that the situation in four clusters where the games will be held is safe, so far. The four clusters include Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, Mimika Regency, and Merauke.

    He asserted that the government had built a strong coordination with all regions that send their contingents. "I hope everyone stays calm and supports to success PON Papua. The security, technical, and facilities have been prepared properly," Mahfud Md remarked.

    President Jokowi is scheduled to open Papua PON XX on October 2, 2021.

    Read: Papua PON: 1,500 Military, Police Personnel to be Deployed in Mimika

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