Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the Indonesian National Police, Attorney General's Office, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), and the government's internal monitoring agency to bolster synergy and cooperation, particularly in the wake of the current crisis.
"I command the ranks of the National Police, attorney general's office, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), and the government's internal oversight institutions to continue to strengthen synergy and cooperation," the president noted in his address while leading the virtual commemorative ceremony to observe the 74th anniversary of the National Police Day (Bhayangkara Day) from the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The head of state appealed to all agencies to help expedite the implementation of the COVID-19 handling program and supervise the utilization of its budget.
Widodo drew attention to the high funding allocation of Rp695.2 trillion for handling the COVID-19 crisis and hinted at it being further increased if the need arises.
"Prevention must be prioritized. Do not wait until a problem surfaces," the president noted.
The head of state affirmed that despite the National Police’s current focus to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis, its strategic agenda should always be borne in mind.
"The National Police must continually strive to totally reform itself and always work on self-improvement to become more professional and modern. Transform all weaknesses into strengths," the president emphasized. (ANTARA)