Instructions of the TNI Commander to Security Dept Personnel at the ASEAN Summit: The Sea Becomes a Critical Point for Coming Threats

JAKARTA, – TNI Commander Admiral Yudo Margono gave special instructions to Jala Mangkara Detachment (Denjaka) personnel, an elite Indonesian Navy troop, who was carrying out security for the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Commander Yudo warned that Denjaka personnel would guard against threats coming from the sea.

“That the sea is a critical point for threats to the holding of the 42nd ASEAN Summit this time,” Yudo said while reviewing port security at Marin Pier, Labuan Bajo, Wednesday (10/5/2023), quoted from a press release by the Puspen TNI.

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Yudo wants to ensure that security from the sea is strictly maintained for the security of the 2023 ASEAN Summit.

“We see all security from the sea, especially now that the heads of state are already at the Meurorah Hotel. Of course, from a security point of view of fishing boats passing by as well as the security of the ships used, we are closely guarding them,” said Yudo.

Previously, Commander Yudo advised security personnel to take security for the 42nd ASEAN Summit seriously but not to be intimidating.

This order was conveyed by Yudo while chairing the Coordination Meeting (Rakor) of the 42nd ASEAN Summit at the Kogabpadpam Command Post, Davina Room Hotel Sylvia, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Tuesday (9/5/2023).

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“Security must be strict and serious, but don’t make the atmosphere tense, there’s no need to be tense,” Yudo said in a press release from the TNI Information Center, Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, the TNI deployed 162 main weapons system tools (alutsista) to secure VVIP at the 2023 ASEAN Summit.

The TNI also deployed 9,428 personnel to ensure the safe and smooth implementation of the 42nd ASEAN Summit.

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