National Police Adds More Mobility Restrictions at 381 Points

By : Nata Kesuma | Friday, May 07 2021 - 04:30 IWST

Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate and Chief of the Security Management Agency of the National Police (Kabaharkam Polri) Commissioner-General Arief Sulistyanto
Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate and Chief of the Security Management Agency of the National Police (Kabaharkam Polri) Commissioner-General Arief Sulistyanto

INDUSTRY.co.id - The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has taken comprehensive measures regarding the ban on the annual mass exodus (mudik) ahead of Eid al-Fitr 1442 Hijri as well as efforts to control the COVID-19 transmission during the holy month of Ramadan 2021.

According to Chief of the Security Management Agency of the National Police (Kabaharkam Polri) Commissioner-General Arief Sulistyanto, the National Police has increased mobility restriction points across the islands of Java, Bali, and Sumatra.

“The mobility restriction points have been increased from 333 to 381 points, starting from South Sumatra to Bali,” Arief said during the virtual Forum Merdeka Barat 9 (FMB9) media forum “Take care of your family, no mudik“, Wednesday (5/5).

Arief maintained that the National Police will act firmly on those in violation of the mudik ban from 6 to 17 May 2021.

“To support the policy, the National Police has taken several comprehensive measures, including preemptive, preventive, as well as ‘humanist’ law enforcement,” he said.

Arief went on to say that preemptive measure is taken to change the community’s perspective regarding the mudik ban since mudik has become a tradition of Indonesian people a long time ago.

However, he added, it is impossible to carry out the Eid silaturahmi (communal bonds) in this current situation, do it virtually instead.

“These are the reasons we have informed the public so they will understand that it’s not just a ban, but we have much bigger interests,” Arief said.

On preventive measure, he said, the National Police together with relevant institutions has disseminated the implementation of health protocols to the public. In this new era of habits, people cannot live the way they used to be in those ordinary days. The application of health protocols must be strictly enforced. “We will enforce the law, but with ‘humanist’ approaches.”

Arief further revealed three stages carried out by the National Police regarding the mudik ban, including pre-mudik through regional operations, the ban of mudik (restrict predetermined points), and post-mudik (anticipate the backflow).

News Comment

Today's Industry

Salat Island is become a conservation area for Orangutan by the management of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS). (Foto: Public Relations of PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk)

Sabtu, 24 Juli 2021 - 12:15 WIB

Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Preparing RSPO Virtual Tour for August 2021

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS), a public firm of palm oil firm listed in the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), plans to hold a RSPO Virtual Tour on August 2021. It is a measure to support…

Source: PR of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing

Kamis, 22 Juli 2021 - 19:01 WIB

Gov’t Readies More COVID-19 Emergency Hospitals in Seven Regions

In a bid to anticipate the needs for medical facilities following spike in COVID-19 cases, the Government has announced it is preparing at least 16 additional buildings to be converted into…

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo

Kamis, 22 Juli 2021 - 16:00 WIB

Gov’t to Relax PPKM Darurat If COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline

The Government has announced it will relax the emergency Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM darurat) on 26 July 2021 if the number of COVID-19 cases keeps going down.

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat)

Kamis, 22 Juli 2021 - 15:15 WIB

Cabinet Secretary: Eid al-Adha is Momentum to Strengthen Togetherness, Solidarity

This year’s Eid al-Adha that falls amid the pandemic is a momentum to strengthen togetherness and solidarity, according to Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo

Kamis, 22 Juli 2021 - 14:30 WIB

President Jokowi Tells Regional Heads to Provide Self-Isolation Centers, Emergency Hospitals

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged regional governments to prepare self-isolation centers in densely populated areas for asymptomatic and mild symptomatic COVID-19 patients.