Police to Deploy 780 Personnel in Aceh for Elections
Jan 13, 2012 08:48 PST
The Jakarta Post [web site]
January 13, 2012
Police to Deploy 780 Personnel in Aceh
The National Police will deploy 780 police officers to secure regional
elections in Aceh next month.
“Conditions in Aceh at present are safe and conducive, but the
National Police will keep sending back-up personnel to help maintain
security at polling stations,” National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen.
Saud Usman Nasution said Friday as quoted by Antara.
Saud said the police would also send personnel from the National
Police counterterrorism unit, Detachment 88 (Densus 88), to Aceh one
week before the elections.
The police would stand by the 115 pairs of candidates for the
gubernatorial, regent and mayoral elections, which are due to take
place on Feb. 16, he said.
“We urge all citizens to participate in the elections,’ he said,
adding that there was no need to postpone the elections.
A group of unidentified armed men attacked the house of North Aceh
gubernatorial candidate Misbahul Munir in Kuta Makmur, North Aceh, on
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