Riau Islands Police Assure Secure Elections
Monday, May 17, 2010 | 13:34 pm

TEMPO Interactive, Batam - Riau Islands Regional Police Chief Brigadier General Puji Hartanto says he can ensure a conducive climate for the upcoming regional elections in the Riau Islands Province.

Citizens are increasingly recognizing the importance of maintaining security in the region. "The important thing is that the police are ready just in case," said the chief on Monday.

He also stated that local elections in the Riau Islands have entered the campaign period and based on previous observations in areas with open campaigns, there is no need for citizens to worry.

Two thirds of the total police personnel (approx. 2300 officers) in the Riau Islands are to be mobilized to maintain security. Apart from police personnel, the Indonesian Army, Navy and local policing agencies will also be involved.


The upcoming election will see three sets of candidates vying for Governor/Vice Governor of the Riau Islands Province (KEPRI) as well as numerous candidates for Regent(Bupati) and Vice Regent(Wakil Bupati).

General Elections Commission (KPU) member Ferry Manalu told Tempo that work is already underway and he feels there will be no logistical barriers, with the exception the possibility of poor weather causing problems with vessels in the island province.

The journey to Anambas Regency takes approximately 12 hours by sea in favorable conditions, while vessels to the Lingga Regency require approximately 4 hours.

Huzrin Hood, thought to be a strong candidate for governor of the Riau Islands in 2010-2015, was not permitted to run in the upcoming election because of legislation that states that anyone who has been imprisoned in the previous 5 years is ineligible.

Although Hurzin is only 6 months short of the requisite 5 years, "Even if you are 1 day short, you cannot run," said Ferry, repeating the words of Chief Justice Mahfud MD of the Indonesian Constitutional Court.
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Riau Islands Police Assure Secure Elections<br /> Monday, May 17, 2010 | 13:34 pm<br /> <br /> TEMPO Interactive, Batam - Riau Islands Regional Police Chief Brigadier General Puji Hartanto says he can ensure a conducive climate for the upcoming regional elections in the Riau Islands Province.<br /> <br /> Citizens are increasingly recognizing the importance of maintaining security in the region. &quot;The important thing is that the police are ready just in case,&quot; said the chief on Monday.<br /> <br /> He also stated that local elections in the Riau Islands have entered the campaign period and based on previous observations in areas with open campaigns, there is no need for citizens to worry.<br /> <br /> Two thirds of the total police personnel (approx. 2300 officers) in the Riau Islands are to be mobilized to maintain security. Apart from police personnel, the Indonesian Army, Navy and local policing agencies will also be involved.<br /> <br /> <br /> The upcoming election will see three sets of candidates vying for Governor/Vice Governor of the Riau Islands Province (KEPRI) as well as numerous candidates for Regent(Bupati) and Vice Regent(Wakil Bupati).<br /> <br /> General Elections Commission (KPU) member Ferry Manalu told Tempo that work is already underway and he feels there will be no logistical barriers, with the exception the possibility of poor weather causing problems with vessels in the island province.<br /> <br /> The journey to Anambas Regency takes approximately 12 hours by sea in favorable conditions, while vessels to the Lingga Regency require approximately 4 hours.<br /> <br /> Huzrin Hood, thought to be a strong candidate for governor of the Riau Islands in 2010-2015, was not permitted to run in the upcoming election because of legislation that states that anyone who has been imprisoned in the previous 5 years is ineligible.<br /> <br /> Although Hurzin is only 6 months short of the requisite 5 years, &quot;Even if you are 1 day short, you cannot run,&quot; said Ferry, repeating the words of Chief Justice Mahfud MD of the Indonesian Constitutional Court.<br /> Original Article <a href="http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/nusa_lainnya/2010/05/17/brk,20100517-248349,id.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a>
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