Mounted police at the 'Operasi Ketupat Candi' launch at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Police Are Ready for Idul Fitri

BY : ANTARA PHOTO

MAY 29, 2019

National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian and Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto launched a security operation to keep the country's roads safe during the mudik exodus at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. 

Similar operations are organized every year during the Lebaran holiday, when Muslims celebrate Idul Fitri by returning en masse to their hometowns. This year's operation has been dubbed "Operasi Ketupat Candi" ("Temple of Rice Cake Operation").

Rice cakes are a Lebaran delicacy in many parts of Indonesia.

The operation will involve more than 160,000 personnel, comprising more than 93,000 police officers, 13,000 soldiers, 11,000 municipal police and nearly 19,000 ministry staff.

They will be deployed at key points in the long and often arduous mudik journey, including Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Banten, Lampung, South Sumatera, South Sulawesi, Bali and Papua.

National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian and Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto guarantee the national security during the Idul Fitri (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)
National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian and Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto inspect officers to be deployed during Operasi Ketupat. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Police officers line up with their bike during Ketupat Operation in Denpasar, Bali on Tuesday (28/05) (Antara Photo/Fikri Yusuf)
Police officers line up with their bikes in Denpasar, Bali, on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Fikri Yusuf)
Indonesian National Police officers stand on guard in front of National Monument, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (28/05) 93,589 National Police personnels will be deployed around the archipelago to secure mudik lebaran (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Police Mobile Brigade officers at the National Monument. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Pecalang participate on 2019 Operasi Ketupat ceremony in Denpasar, Bali on Tuesday (28/05) Around 3,191 personnels including pecalang and police officers will secure Bali during mudik lebaran 2019 (Antara Photo/Fikri Yusuf)
Balinese pecalang (local security officers) during an Operasi Ketupat launch in Denpasar, Bali, on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Fikri Yusuf)
Brigade Mobile Corps officers armed with detection dog attend Ketupat Operation ceremony in Karebosi townsquare, Makassar, South Sulawesi on Tuesday (28/05) (Antara Photo/Arnas Padda)
Police dogs on parade at the Karebosi Town Square in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Arnas Padda)
Indonesian Air Force personnels conduct monitoring and security check at Adi Soemarmo Airport in Boyolali, Central Java on Tuesday (28/05). The airport will provide health and safety services for travellers during mudik lebaran in departures and arrivals station. ( Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Indonesian Air Force personnel check security at Adi Soemarmo Airport in Solo, Central Java, on Tuesday. (Antara Photo/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)
Ketupat Operation starts on May 29 and ends on June 10, 2019. Police and TNI will build 2,448 security posts, 746 service posts, 174 integrated posts, 12 locations motorcycle check points at several security and safety prone locations. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Operasi Ketupat starts on May 29 and ends on June 10. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)

 

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