BONSERNEWS.com – Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian requested that sub-district heads be able to suppress social conflicts ahead of the 2024 elections. According to him, social conflicts make people rowdy.
“My other message regarding the election and regional election is to prevent social conflict from happening,” said Tito, Saturday, June 24, 2023.
The role of the camat and other regional apparatuses is needed to reduce social conflict. Tito reminded that the election moment is often used by various parties to divide.
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“The task is not light because it requires passion, requires the ability to work and penetrate all levels of society to read potential conflicts, not to read potential conflicts, but to read potential conflicts. , immediately intervene to reduce the potential for conflict,” he said.
The Minister of Home Affairs appealed to regional governments to manage and secure their respective territories. This is an attempt to suppress social conflict in society.
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“In 2024 there will be simultaneous local elections for all provinces (and) districts/cities, so this backup system may not be easy to operate, because everyone is doing it, everyone is doing security in their respective areas so that the main strategy is to read potential conflicts, conflict vulnerabilities and resolve the conflict before it exploded into violence,” said the Minister of Home Affairs.
The Minister of Home Affairs warned sub-district heads and village officials to be neutral in the 2024 elections, and not get involved in practical political practices or garner support for candidates from certain political parties.
“The main principle for sub-district heads, like other ASNs, is that they are neutral in principle, do not engage in practical politics, meaning that they support certain candidates, both regional elections, presidential and vice-presidential elections and legislative elections, remain in a neutral position,” concluded the Minister of Home Affairs. ()