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Government Must Prevent Terror in Asian Games: House Speaker

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Mascots of the 18th Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018. Mascots of the 18th Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018.

The Indonesian government must prevent terror during the Asian Games 2018, House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo remarked.

"The Police, the Military, and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) should ensure the security of all the participants of the event," Soesatyo said in Jakarta on Tuesday, July 10.

The Police, the Military, and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) should eliminate threats from terrorist cells.

Three bombs earlier exploded in a house in Pasuruan district of East Java province on Thursday (July 5), wounding a child and the alleged owner of the bombs, provincial police spokesman Senior Commissioner, Frans Barung Mangera, stated.

The first bomb exploded at about 11:30 a.m. local time in a house at Pogar village of Bangil sub-district; in a matter of minutes, the second bomb went off, followed by the third one, the spokesman revealed.

The police are pursuing a man named Anwar suspected to be the owner of the bombs, Mangera noted.

The House of Representatives are concerned about the bomb explosions ini Pasuruan.

"The terrorists are looking for a momentum to conduct terror," he added.

Therefore, the government should ensure security during the Asian Games 2018.

The Jakarta Youth and Sports Office earlier stated that the promotion of the 2018 Asian Games continued to be carried out in all areas of Jakarta Province.

"The promotion of the Asian Games will continue to be intensified in all areas. For this week, we will promote Asian Games in the cities of Central Jakarta and West Jakarta," Head of Jakarta Youth and Sports Office Ratiyono stated.

The 18th Asian Games will be held in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatra Province from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018.

He noted that the office promoted the games on July 8 in all sub-districts in the cities of Central Jakarta and West Jakarta.

"After that, we will continue to promote the event in North Jakarta City and Kepulauan Seribu District on July 15," he remarked.

He added that the promotion of the 18th Asian Games had already been held in all sub-districts in the cities of South Jakarta and East Jakarta on July 1.

The promotion of the games had been led by mayors and deputy mayors of the areas by holding a replica of the Asian Games torch while running from one district to other districts.

In addition to the mayors and deputy mayors of the areas, children also promoted the event by holding the flags of 40 countries participating in the Asian Games. (ANTARA)

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