Prabowo’s message to army and police: Never beat and shoot the people

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Prabowo Subianto in one of his campaign for 2019 Presidential election. (photo: IO/Yoga)

IO, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto has asked for the violent actions carried out while delivering the people aspirations not to be repeated. Prabowo hopes that all parties will restrain themselves.

“Such as we have said over and over again before, we support all uses of moral, constitutional rights that are peaceful and without violence in the fight for the politics of our nation,” said Prabowo in a press conference in Jalan Kertanegara, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta on Wednesday (21/5/2019).

“As a result, I ask all parts of the community delivering their aspirations, the police, the army, and everyone to restrain themselves so as to not carry out physical violence,” said Prabowo.

Prabowo also asked all public officials, police, politicians, public figures, religious figures, netizens, and all people of the nation to avoid provocative words. Prabowo stated that such language is forbidden, especially as it is Ramadan.

Other than that, Prabowo stated that the rioting in the early morning of May 22 was a violent event. If repeated, Prabowo said he was worried that the nation’s unity could be split.

“We ask for the violent events last night and also in the early morning which have tarnished the dignity of the Indonesian nation not to happen again,” stated Prabowo.

Prabowo also hoped that unity of the army and police with the people were maintained and they were not to be used as tools of the powerful. “Army/police brothers/sisters, your uniforms, food, and weapons are financed by the people. Never beat and shoot the people. Let’s take care of the people, so they stay peaceful and happy,” Prabowo concluded (dsy)