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Jokowi’s Inauguration: From Closing Roads to Free Food

Joko Widodo and KH Ma'ruf Amin as the elected 2019-2024 President and Vice President

The inauguration of Joko Widodo and KH Ma’ruf Amin as the elected President and Vice President for 2019-24 will be held on Sunday 20th October 2019.

The Jakarta Traffic Police have closed a number of roads around DPR/MPR area. The closure will be applied from 15 October 2019 until the inauguration day.

Head of the Sub-Directorate of Law Enforcement of The Jakarta Traffic Police, AKBP M Nasir, said that Jakartans should understand the decision. “It is expected that motorists can comply with the rule,” he said. Nasir added that this decision aims to anticipate demonstrations that may occur before the inauguration.

The closed roads include: Jalan Gatot Soebroto in front of the Lagdogi Flyover, Jalan Gatsu Pojokan Manggala Wanabakti directing to Palmerah Station, and Slipi as well as Jalan Veteran heading to Palmerah and jalan Lapangan Tembak.

The Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin inauguration will be guarded by around 30,000 joint TNI-Polri personnel. This was revealed by the Chief of Parliament, Puan Maharani. “The number of assigned personnel from TNI and Polri will be approximately 30,000,” Puan said. She assured that the TNI and Polri personnel will be always ready to secure the inauguration process.

In addition, Jokowi- Ma’ruf Amin will also provide an entertainment stage and culinary area for free during the inauguration. In total, there will be six stages with plans to showcase the entire culture of Indonesia from across the 34 provinces. Furthermore, some dishes will be provided for free include fried rice, meatballs, ketoprak, sekoteng, and many others.

Source: Tirto, Kompas

Image: Kompas

See: Jokowi: Papua to have Presidential Palace and 4G

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