Election 2019 - Count and related news

Versi: 14 May 2019 04:30:03 Progress: 655.722 dari 813.350 TPS (80.61991%)

Jokowi 56.33
Prabaowo 43.67


It's now pretty safe to say Pak Jokowi, subject to any possible constitutional court challenges, is in office for the next five years.

A great place not to be on May 22

Given the police have arrested or killed a lot of terrorist suspects in the last few weeks, it's very possible the police are correct in their actions, and the reasons for them.

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125390/p … u-building

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Some 32 thousand police and military personnel will be stationed to secure the General Elections Commission (KPU) building prior to the commission's official declaration of manual vote-recapitulation results of the recent elections on May 22.

The deployment of security apparatus to protect the KPU building will be done two days prior to its announcement of the official results of the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, the National Police spokesman, Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo informed journalists here on Monday.

The mass deployment of personnel is a precautionary measure against attacks by terrorists looking to utilize the opportune moment of the KPU's official announcement on the election results, as the police had received information of the planned attacks, he explained.

For those not aware, Pancasila and UUD 1945 are the main pillars of Indonesian society, and feverishly guarded as attacking them is seen as an attack on Indonesia.

I'm pretty sure the minister's reminder is directly related to the election, thus valid on this thread.

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125380/m … l-ideology

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has appealed to heads of regional offices of the Defense Ministry to always give priority to upholding the state ideology of Pancasila and guarding against possible threats to it.

"The nation faces three threats in the form of real threats, not yet real, as well as that arising from the mindset and of the changing ideology," Defense Minister Ryacudu stated while issuing directives to the heads of regional offices of the Ministry of Defense on Monday.

In his brief, Minister Ryacudu highlighted that the state ideology of Pancasila is the fundamental basis of the nation's unifying power to protect the Unitary State of Indonesia from wide-ranging and persistent challenges and threats.

The minister pointed out that the threat of a specific mindset or ideology can be perpetrated via a small academic scope, including schools and universities.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205184/sandia … ma_Click_1

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Prabowo Subianto’s running-mate Sandiaga Uno claims he has gathered enough evidence of electoral fraud and manipulation in the 2019 general elections after visiting numerous Indonesian provinces for the past 10 days.

“I was suddenly asked by Pak Prabowo to report the findings I found in my 10-day visit to a number of volunteers and coalition parties,” said Sandiaga Uno in South Jakarta on Monday.

As previously reported, the claimed, “evidentiary items” collected by Sandiaga Uno will be presented in a press conference on electoral fraud that will be held today by Prabowo’s campaign team BPN at the Hotel Grand Sahid Jaya in Central Jakarta.

That means there is likely to be a challenge to the election results in the constitutional court, but hopefully no violence.

Hoax anything concerning the elections is a very bad idea - My advice would have to be taking great care what you believe from social media, and NEVER spreading it as you could end up in trouble if it does turn out to be false.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1204808/police … ma_Click_3

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The West Java Regional Police are investigating a hoax saying that that a polling committee (KPPS) officer in Bandung had died from poisoning.

The lie was first posted on Facebook by Doddy Fajar and on Twitter by @5thsekali account. The posts claimed that a KPPS officer named Sita Fitriati had died because she was poisoned and that chemicals containing dangerous toxins were found in her body.

The hoax has since gone viral in social media.

Version: 15 May 2019 12:00:03 Progress: 672,720 of 813,350 polling stations (82.70978%)

Jokowi 56.23
Prabaowo 43.77

This is where it gets serious, how serious depending on how he intends to reject the vote.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205439/prabow … ma_Click_4

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto has taken a stand on the result of the 2019 general election that he deemed being marred by electoral frauds.

“I will deny deceptive election results,” said Prabowo during his speech in the event of exposing electoral fraud held by the Prabowo - Sandiaga campaign team (BPN) in Grand Sahid Hotel, Tuesday, May 14.

The former Army general underlined that he and Sandiaga did not seek personal ambition–claiming that he initially planned to retire. However, the plan vanished after he traveled across the country and met the people.

Another report on the same story

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205558/prabow … ma_Click_3

Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto in the event dubbed as the “national symposium on the 2019 electoral fraud” declared that he will reject the vote recapitulation result and calls for people to do the same.

“I am determined to reject the foul general elections result,” said Prabowo at the event held in Grand Sahid Hotel in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

In his speech, Prabowo says that he has felt and holds pieces of evidence on what he calls as an act of “democratic rape” felt by him and his supporters. He also boldly claims to have won the people’s mandate.

Team Jokowi replied

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205572/prabow … ex_Click_4

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The campaign team for Jokowi – Ma’ruf Amin deemed the recent event held by Prabowo Subianto’s BPN team at Hotel Sahid Jakarta is unwittingly exposing BPN’s own fraudulent behavior in the Indonesia election.

“That agenda they held is exposing their own fraudulent behavior,” said Arya Sinulingga, the Jokowi – Ma’ruf Amin national campaign team (TKN) spokesman on Tuesday.

Arya talked about one of the many elements seen by the Prabowo camp as fraudulent has actually happened at the poll stations (TPS) where Prabowo – Sandiaga mostly won. The notable example is TPS 13 Nanggerang, Sukabumi that was deemed as a fictional poll station since many people there share similar birth dates.

More reports of treason handed to the police

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205377/police … estigation

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PDIP Candidate S. Dewi Ambarwati aka Dewi Tanjung reports Chairman of the PAN Honorary Council Amien Rais for alleged treason to the Metro Jaya Regional Police today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ....
......Dewi accused Amien of attempting treason through calls for people power. "That was Mr. Amien Rais's speech in front of the General Election Commission (KPU)," Dewi said at the Polda Metro Jaya today........
......In the report Dewi accused Amien Rais and his colleagues, including Rizieq Shihab and Bachtiar Nasir, for engaging in conspiracy and or treason and / or criminal acts of Information and Electronic Transactions. He brought evidence in the form of a CD containing records of Amien Rais, Rizieq Shihab, and Bachtiar Nasir's orations.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/police- … or-treason

Named suspect for treason is bad, arrested for treason is worse

Jakarta. Political activist Eggi Sudjana was arrested for treason while being interrogated by the Jakarta Police on Tuesday morning.

The National Mandate Party (PAN) politician, who is a member of the campaign team of presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, was named a treason suspect on May 8 over comments he made to the camp's supporters outside the former Army general's home in South Jakarta on election day.

"I heard just now, God willing, that after 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. it will be officially announced whether it is true that there had been serious fraud [in the election]. Therefore, according to the analysis by one of our leaders, professor doctor Amien Rais, we must launch people power. Agree? Are you brave enough [to do it]? If we engage in people power, we no longer need to follow [legal] steps because it will be the people exercising their sovereignty! Maybe this is God's way of speeding up Prabowo's inauguration. There is no need to wait until Oct. 20 [when the president will be inaugurated]," Eggi reportedly said at the time.

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125485/n … -spokesman

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's national police confirmed that there would be no potential unrest on the day the General Elections Commission (KPU) announces the manual vote recapitulation of the recent parliamentary and presidential elections on May 22.

"Based on the intelligence surveillance, there is no potential unrest on the field. Instead, the potential riots have intensively been echoed through social media platforms," National Police Spokesman Brig.Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said here on Tuesday.

Versi: 16 May 2019 04:15:04 Progress: 682.822 dari 813.350 TPS (83.95180%)

Jokowi 56.21
Prabaowo 43.79


Assuming there were no massive irregularities in the incumbent's favour, we can pretty much say Pak Jokowi has won the election.

The opposition should now, if they have evidence of fraud that would change the result, prepare to mount a case at the constitutional court.

There are some strange statements, this report claiming Pak Prabowo wrote a letter to the press suggesting his supports should not pay taxes unless he becomes president.

https://news.detik.com/berita/d-4550670 … ayar-pajak

(Sorry it's in Indonesian)

I'll have to check my Indonesian on this one, but it seems Pak Sandiaga has said he will follow Pak Prabowo to the last drop of his blood.

Quite what that means, I'm unsure

https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-timu … enghabisan

This report says Pak Probowo will not take any dispute to the constitutional court, claiming they didn't examine the evidence properly last time, so they will not do so again.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205751/prabow … ma_Click_4

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Prabowo - Sandiaga campaign team (BPN) member of the advisory board, Fadli Zon, said that his party would not challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election to the Constitutional Court (MK). Fadli opined that the court could not resolve electoral problems.

“It’s highly possible that BPN will not file a report to MK because we have taken the path back in 2014. And we see that MK is useless in handling issues of the presidential election. The court is meaningless,” said Fadli in the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday, May 15.

Fadli explained that in the 2014 presidential election, Prabowo Subianto and his running mate Hatta Rajasa filed a lawsuit to the MK. However, the process was fruitless and he deemed it a waste of time.

“Marathon trials were held at that time but no evidence was opened. It had even been legalized, stamped,” said Gerindra party deputy head, accusing MK of practicing politics.

This doesn't sound like a recipe for a mess, does it?
5,000 of one group meet several thousand of another, and tempers could easily flare up.
Add the known attempts to set up terrorist attacks (The police have stopped a few), and I would have to very strongly suggest avoiding that area for the next week or so.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/reforma … -guard-kpu

Jakarta. A group of former Reformasi activists are planning to send a 5,000-strong crowd to the General Elections Commission headquarters in Central Jakarta on May 21 to guard it before the announcement of the official election result the next day.

The former student activists said they want to protect the KPU from being stormed by supporters of presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto, who have been throwing accusations of vote-rigging against the KPU and their rival camp, led by incumbent president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Prabowo himself said on Tuesday that he will reject fraudulent election result from the KPU.

"We will send 5,000 people to the KPU to give them moral support. The KPU is an instrument of democracy, a direct result of Reformasi," said Wahab Talaohu, a spokesman for the group, who calls themselves the National Gathering of '98 Activists (RNA 98), on Tuesday.

The activist group met at Pondok Ranggon cemetery in East Jakarta on Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims of the May 1998 riots in Jakarta. More than one hundred of them are buried in unmarked graves in the cemetery.

The police are taking the Jokowi beheading video very seriously, now aiming at the people thought to have made and spread the thing.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1205814/police … nst-jokowi

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The police have nabbed two women who allegedly recorded, spread, and featured in the video displaying a threat to behead President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. One of the women is identified as IY. The police had earlier named Hermawan Susanto suspect for delivering the death threat.

IY was arrested in her house in Grand Residence City, Bekasi, West Java. Tempo observed the two women arrived in the building of Criminal Investigation Directorate of Jakarta Metro Police at around 6.05 p.m.

Both seemed to be depressed while landed in the police headquarter. One woman donned a pink-colored jacket, black veil, face mask, and jeans while carrying a red backpack, and the other wore a black jacket and a blue veil.

A reminder of the election count site

https://pemilu2019.kpu.go.id/#/ppwp/hitung-suara/

Latest

Versi: 17 May 2019 04:00:04 Progress: 699.117 dari 813.350 TPS (85.95525%)

Jokowi 56.01
Prabaowo 43.99


Today shows a slight improvement for Pak Prabowo, but Pak Jokowi is still 12 full points ahead at this point and, with about 86% of the stations counted, that's unlikely to change much now.

As usual, the advice to expats has to be avoid that area on those dates.
They claim the vote count must be stopped because they claim mass cheating, but have so far failed to produce any evidence.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206205/pa-212 … ma_Click_2

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The 212 alumni brotherhood or PA 212 planned to hold mass iftar in front of the Election Commission (KPU) office on May 21 and 22, demanding the election organizer stop the announcement of the vote recapitulation result.

“[We are] demanding KPU stop the announcement because it will surely announce the winning of candidate number 01 (Jokowi - Ma’ruf Amin) who is strongly suspected to practice systematic fraud,” said PA 212 spokesman Novel Bamukmin when contacted on Thursday, May 16.

They also urged KPU disqualify the incumbent candidate after the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) found KPU conducted wrong deeds related to the election.

Novel said that several figures from PA 212 would attend the event yet he could not detail the names. “I haven’t heard information on who will present,” he added.

Treason allegations are being levelled at at least three people, perhaps more as time goes on.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/police- … tiar-nasir

Jakarta. Investigators are currently studying a police report containing treason allegations against prominent figures Amien Rais, Rizieq Shihab and Bachtiar Nasir.

Jakarta Police spokesman Chief Comr. Argo Yuwono said Dewi Ambarwati Tanjung, an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician, reported the three individuals to police on Tuesday, assisted by her lawyers.

The case involves alleged calls for mass action against the government by supporters of Prabowo Subianto if the result of the April 17 simultaneous presential and legislative elections, which the General Elections Commission (KPU) is due to announce on May 22, are not in his favor.

The idea of mass action was first raised on March 31 by Amien Rais, founder of the National Mandate Party (PAN), which forms part of the coalition supporting Prabowo and his running mate Sandiaga Uno.

One party says it will pull out of the counting process

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/201 … esses.html

Commissioner of the General Elections Commission, Evi Novida Ginting, said the official vote counting process would still be legitimate, although the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno campaign team said that it would pull out their witnesses from the central KPU office and in regencies and cities. “With or without witnesses, the tabulation plenary [meetings] are still running and they are still valid as long as the Elections Supervisory Agency [Bawaslu] oversees the process,” Evi said on Wednesday. Evi said official tabulation plenaries in regencies and cities were an open forum to verify and officiate vote count results from polling stations, and therefore the KPU invited witnesses from candidates and political parties. However, it would not be a problem if they did not come.

The constitutional court has offered comment.

The comments regarding UUD 1945 are absolutely correct. That document (Something I'd read and understand) very clearly states the power and position of the constitutional court, something that is at the very heart of Indonesia.

As background - If you reject the constitutional court, you're effectively rejecting UUD 1945 - That would be a very bold move, and one that is very likely to be resisted vigorously by a lot of people.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/bring-f … onal-court

Jakarta. Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's relentless claims of electoral fraud and political bias have the Constitutional Court uneasy, raising concern that the former Army general is working actively to undermine Indonesia's established system of democracy.

The Constitutional Court issued a statement on Thursday dismissing any notion that doubts the court's impartiality, following a remark by the Prabowo camp dismissing the court as "useless" for resolving election disputes.

Indonesia's 1945 Constitution states that the Constitutional Court is the only institution with the authority to decide disputes involving election results.

"The judiciary in the Constitutional Court is open to the public. The process is transparent. The public can always monitor it," court spokesman Fajar Laksono said in a statement.

He added that it was up to the candidates to bring their election disputes to the court.

"So what is needed, is convincing argumentation, witnesses, evidence; not mere claims or assumptions," he said.

Rejecting the results is fine, but what action, if any, will they take?

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/gerindr … -elections

Jakarta. The main political party backing presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno said on Thursday that it plans to reject the official results of the 2019 presidential and legislative elections....
..."We are still waiting for a final decision on what Mr. Prabowo said before [on Tuesday] … but if we reject the result of the presidential election, we must also refuse to accept the result of the legislative election," he reiterated.

Anggawira declined to comment on the stance of the other political parties in the Prabowo-Sandiaga camp.

Nobody likes paying tax, but I'm unsure a call for the public to engage in illegal activity is a good thing. Of course, if you have a tax avoiding account in Panama, I suppose it's really handy.

https://jakartaglobe.id/context/gerinda … ax-boycott

Jakarta. Arief Poyuono, deputy chairman of the opposition Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, said supporters of presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno do not need to recognize the official result of the 2019 presidential election.

He said one of the steps they can take to show their opposition is by refusing to pay tax.

Versi: 18 May 2019 04:15:06 Progress: 714.456 dari 813.350 TPS (87.84115%)

Jokowi 55.85
Prabaowo 44.15

The police are warning of possible terrorist attacks on May 22, likely carried out at the KPU building.
One more reason the avoid the area that week.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206498/people … ma_Click_2

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The police appealed to the public to refrain from staging a rally on May 22 following possible threats of terror attacks that day. The General Elections Commission (KPU) will announce the results of vote recapitulation of the 2019 presidential election on May 22.

“[We ask] the public to not hold a demonstration due to a potential terror act,” said National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Mohammad Iqbal in his office, Friday, May 17.

Iqbal said that the appeal was based on confessions made by suspected terrorists recently arrested by the police. According to him, they eyed the May 22 momentum to detonate a bomb amid the crowd.

On a video displayed by the police, one suspected terrorist identified as EY admitted he would place a bomb in the crowd on that day.

“We will plant the bomb and detonate it using a remote control, targeting election participants, security officers,” said EY.

Will he lead the rally?

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206393/212-co … ma_Click_4

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Spokesman for the country’s conservative Islamic group 212 alumni brotherhood (PA 212) Novel Bamukmin claims their upcoming mass-rally dubbed “Ifthor Akbar 212” will be led by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto.

This rally plans to be held on May 21-22 will occupy the front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters.

“[Prabowo’s] people will participate, while he, himself will lead the rally,” said Novel Bamukmin on Friday, May 17.

Asked about the number of participants, Novel is yet able to provide a number but assures that there will be many from Prabowo – Sandiaga Uno coalition party members and their campaign team BPN.

According to Novel, the Ifthor Akbar 212 demands the KPU to cancel announcing the result of the presidential election’s final vote recapitulation. 

“Because it can be guaranteed that they will announce the victory of the 01 candidates (Jokowi – Ma’ruf Amin). It is strongly suspected that [that candidate] has systematically rigged the election,” Novel accused.

Tempo is attempting to clarify Novel Bamukmin’s claims to Prabowo Subianto.

Don't start a 'people power' movement to usurp the presidency - MUI

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125669/i … r-movement

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Ulema (Islamic Scholar) Council (MUI) has urged the country's Muslims not to start a "people power" movement and suggested that they, instead, file a legal suit with the Constitutional Court (MK) if they discover alleged fraud during the 2019 general elections.

For the sake of the unity and integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI), the community must not join the "people power" movement, KH Abdullah Jaidi, MUI's chairman in charge of education and regeneration, said here on Friday.

"The community should not be provoked to join the people power movement because it could threaten the sovereignty and integrity of NKRI," he told the press.

The MK has the authority to deal with conflicts arising from the general elections and the country's Muslims must abide by the existing law, he said.

US government issues advisory - Don;t go near demos.
Travel advice from various embassies tends to be a little over the top, but this one is a sensible bit of work.

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125680/a … s-advisory

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Friday (17/5) reminded its citizens to avoid locations of demonstrations and political parades ahead of the announcement of the results of the general election on May 22.

"Avoid areas where demonstrations or political rallies are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gathering," said a statement through the website of the US Embassy in Jakarta on Friday.

US citizens have also been asked to keep abreast of media coverage of local events, be aware of their surroundings, and practice personal security awareness at all times.

This report suggests there will be election day violence. I have heard of  some 'interesting' opinions stating the elections are anti-Islam because Jokowi won by cheating, that being a seemingly acceptable reason for extreme violence, but without offer of evidence to back up the claims.

My advice remains to avoid crowded areas of all major cities and larger towns that day, especially any protests.

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/201 … error.html

The government is anticipating potential trouble ahead of the wrap-up of the official vote tally on May 22, amid reports that supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are planning to take to the streets to challenge the election result. Security officials fear street protests may descend into violence after the discovery of an apparent plot by a local terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State (IS) movement to exploit the situation with an attack, even though analysts have cast doubt on such a scenario materializing. The National Police have advised the public not to join the planned rally — set to be held at the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta — for security reasons, including the possible terrorist attack.

After one other has been arrest for treason due to his calls for people power, this probably isn't the best thing to say.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206546/amien- … ma_Click_3

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The chairman of the National Mandate Party’s (PAN) advisory board, Amien Rais, said he was not perturbed by pressure from multiple parties demanding the halt of the people power movement.

Amien was adamant the people power movement was the best way to protest against the final results of the 2019 elections, which he viewed as fraudulent.

“This game is not over yet. Don’t frighten us with rifles, with cannons, panzers and whatnot. They are nothing and they will not affect our power,” he said at the People’s Struggle House on Jl. Proklamasi, Central Jakarta, Friday, May 17, 2019.

There is now a plan to actively prevent mass mobs from entering Jakarta on May 22

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206368/police … ys-wiranto

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto requested both regional military commanders (Pangdam) and regional police chiefs (Kapolda) to actively prevent masses of people from entering Jakarta on May 22.

May 22 will be the day that the General Elections Commission (KPU) announces the final vote recapitulation regarding the 2019 presidential election.

Strong info leaked upon large groups of people affiliated to presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto that they plan to hold a rally during the announcement at the KPU and Elections Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) headquarters.

“In order to prevent buildup [in the city], I ordered Pangdam and Kapolda to prevent people from traveling to Jakarta. Solve the problem there,” said Wiranto at the Hotel Paragon Jakarta on Thursday, May 16.

Versi: 19 May 2019 04:45:04 Progress: 726.838 dari 813.350 TPS (89.36350%)

Jokowi 55.76
Prabaowo 44.24


Pak Probowo has made some small gain over the last 24 hours, but the result is very likely going to favour Pak Jokowi

It seems the claim Pak Prabowo is going to lead the opening of the fast on May 22 is not true.

https://en.tempo.co/read/1206811/prabow … ma_Click_2

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Spokesman of Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Uno campaign team (BPN), Ferry Juliantono, refuted issues saying that the presidential hopeful would lead a protest initiated by Islamic group 212 alumni brotherhood (PA 212) dubbed "Ifthor Akbar 212."

The event is planned to be held in front of the General Election Commission (KPU) office on May 22. "It' not true," Ferry told Tempo on Saturday, May 18.

Previously, Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) official Muchsin Alatas claimed that the event would be led by the Presidential candidate number 02. "Prabowo's team will also join [the event], and he, himself will lead [the mass iftar]," Ferry said on Friday, May 17, admitting that he has not received confirmation following Prabowo's presence in the event.

Posting fake news is a bad idea, as this man has just found out.
The below in mind, I strongly recommend anything that comes your way on social medial be taken as suspect, and never shared until you've seen it on the press.

https://en.antaranews.com/news/125744/p … ople-power

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) - The North Sumatra Provincial Police have arrested a 30-year old man on charges of spreading a fake video promoting the people power movement in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan.

In the video posted on the Youtube channel, the man, identified as JP, inserted a title on the video that the people power movement has begun in Medan, Chief of the Public Relations Division of the North Sumatra Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Tatan Dirsan Atmaja said on Saturday,

JP urged netizens to say post-election prayers for the peace of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia.

"The video shows a crowd of people staging a rally and crying for support for Prabowo to become president. He posted the video on May 16, 2019," he said.

In fact, the police did not receive any application from a certain organization to stage a rally in Medan on May 16, 2019, he said.

Versi: 20 May 2019 04:15:04 Progress: 737.671 dari 813.350 TPS (90.69540%)

Jokowi - 55.64%
Prabowo - 44.36%


With less than 91% of stations counted, the KPU are going to have to rush to get the count finished before the announcement.

No guns in the front line

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/201 … olice.html

National Police personnel will not be armed with live rounds while on duty during the announcement of the elections results in Jakarta on May 22, despite their warnings about a possible terrorist attack.

National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said on Saturday in Bogor that personnel would be armed with shields, tear gas and water cannons.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

The UK government's version of travel advice regarding the elections.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/indonesia

Still current at: 20 May 2019
Updated: 24 April 2019
Latest update:
Summary - General elections were held in Indonesia on 17 April with official results set to be announced on 22 May; you should avoid all protests, demonstrations and political rallies

‘Don’t join May 22 rally’, NU and Muhammadiyah say

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/201 … h-say.html

Ahead of the announcement of the official election results on Wednesday, security personnel across the country have launched measures to prevent local residents from going to the capital city of Jakarta, amid reports that supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto are planning to take to the streets to challenge the election result. Indonesia’s largest Muslim organizations have followed suit by calling on their members not to participate in street protests and to accept the election results.

There is clearly a danger for those in Jakarta over the next couple of days, or at least some people that want it to be dangerous.
The disturbing part is this guy is a pilot - I hope I never fly with him

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/201 … -riot.html

The police have arrested a pilot, identified as IR, for allegedly encouraging people through Facebook to take part in a rally during the announcement of the election results in Jakarta on May 22.

IR was arrested in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday.

“We have arrested a pilot for [allegedly] spreading hate speech on social media and violating the Electronic Information and Transactions Law [ITE Law],” West Jakarta Police criminal unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Edy Suranta Sitepu said on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.

IR wrote on his Facebook account, “My son has just turned 1 year old, but if I am to die during the May 22 fight, in the name of Allah, I am ready.”

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