Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Sultan Requests Civilian to Stay Clear of Trial

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  • Governor of the Yogyakarta Special Region Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho.

    Governor of the Yogyakarta Special Region Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho.

    TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta – The Yogyakarta governor Sultan Hamengku Buwono X once allowed a group of people who called themselves Paksi Katon to secure the trial on 12 Indonesian National Army (TNI) Ground Forces and the Special Forces Command (Kopasus) officers. However, for the next court proceeding, the Sultan has requested the group to stay clear and not to be involved in organizing security details.

    "Don't bother participating in the trials. Leave the security matter to the officials in charge," said Paksi Katon commander Muhammad Suhud, quoting the Sultan when they met at the Wilis Building of the Yogyakarta gubernatorial complex on Thursday, June 13.

    Suhud said the Sultan also requested the Paksi Katon to show no role or express themselves as a security unit. "The Sultan doesn't want us to act tough. We don't need to be massive, just spread out," said Suhud who claimed that security measures will be taken to anticipate elements that would interfere with the trial against the 12 officers.

    PITO AGUSTIN RUDIANA