Elections: Police Ask Jakartans To Up Neighborhood Watch Activities


The General Elections Commission (KPU) has declared that 204,807,222 electors are enrolled on the final voter list for the 2024 General Elections, as

Gapteks.com - In the run-up to the election on February 14, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police has urged citizens to increase neighborhood patrols and ignore hoaxes and fake news.

Increased neighborhood patrols are essential to preserving law and order, according to Sen. Coms. Badya Wijaya, Director of the Jakarta Police's Community Development Division.

"We encourage locals to step up community patrols in their neighborhood areas while guests staying overnight in residents' houses must report to community and neighborhood units (RT/RW) within 24 hours," he stated.

In a press release that ANTARA received here on Sunday, he stated that automobile and motorbike thefts as well as disruptions of public order may be reduced by stepping up neighborhood patrols.

Wijaya met with a number of South Jakarta locals on Saturday night (Jan 27) and urged them to increase community patrols and ignore hoaxes and fake news in front of the approaching general elections.

Wijaya emphasized the value of community involvement in upholding public safety and order at the meeting held at a community patrol post in the administrative districts of the Cilandak police precinct in South Jakarta.

Additionally, he exhorted Jakartans to continue utilizing social media platforms sensibly and carefully, making sure that the information they view does not undermine efforts to keep the community together before election day.

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has declared that 204,807,222 electors are enrolled on the final voter list for the 2024 General Elections, as ANTARA has previously reported.

Additionally, the KPU has declared that on February 14, simultaneous nationwide elections for the presidency and legislature will take place in Indonesia.

For the three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates, the commission has formally defined a 75-day election campaign period that runs from November 28, 2023, to February 10, 2024.

Every political party that is running for president as well as the candidates themselves have promised to hold peaceful elections.

The commission has chosen to hold five rounds of debates before to the presidential election in an attempt to inform voters about the political stances of the three candidate pairings.

December 12 and December 22, 2023, were the dates of the first and second rounds. January 7, 2024, was the day of the third round; the fourth round was held on January 21. On February 4, the fifth round is slated to take place.

The presidential race is being contested by three pairs of candidates: Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka, Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud MD, and Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar.

The NasDem Party, National Awakening Party (PKB), Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), and Ummat Party have endorsed Baswedan and Iskandar's nominations.

In the meanwhile, a combination of parties led by the Gelora Party, Golkar, National Mandate Party (PAN), Democratic Party, and Gerindra Party supports Subianto and Raka.

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), the Hanura Party, the United Development Party, and the Perindo Party all support Pranowo and Mahfud.

Source: antaranews.com

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