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Jokowi asks TNI, police to tackle obstacles to national development

Jakarta Post - January 16, 2017

Haeril Halim, Jakarta President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday opened the four-day Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police leaders meeting at TNI headquarters in Jakarta, instructing the two institutions to move fast to tackle any barriers that could hamper the government's national development programs in 2017.

Jokowi asked the 184 TNI and 78 high-ranking National Police officials attending the annual event to be prepared to face social and economic challenges that could result from a long-lasting global economic slowdown this year.

"We need to implement the right policies to take on challenges we may face [this year]," Jokowi said in his opening remarks at the forum.

TNI commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo said the meeting was crucial to discuss efforts the TNI and National Police would take to face global challenges that could affect Indonesia this year.

"The global competition is tough now, with global players eyeing the energy and food as well as water potential available in countries like ours. This competition, if unchecked, could become a conspiracy by big countries that could pose a threat [for Indonesia]," Gatot said.

Before attending the TNI and National Police leaders meeting, Gatot took Jokowi and National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian to ride a new Anoa Amphibious tank by made by state-owned land system and weapons maker PT Pindad to cross a lake located inside TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta.(jun)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/16/jokowi-asks-tni-police-to-tackle-obstacles-to-national-development.html.

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