|Security condition in Aceh conducive for regional election|
|Written by News Desk - Antaranews|
|Monday, 05 March 2012 08:20|
Security condition in Aceh province is relatively conducive for upcoming simultaneous regional elections on April 9, 2012, local police chief Inspector General Iskandar Hasan said here on Sunday.
"There is no problem. Although the political climate is heating up, the security situation in general is under control and conducive for the regional elections," Iskandar noted.
He made the statement after a meeting of the candidates of governor and deputy governor with Aceh acting Governor Tarmizi Karim in Banda Aceh on Sunday.
Iskandar admitted the heightening of political climate in Aceh before the elections, but he called on the local public figures and political elite to jointly bring it under control.
He noted that violent and criminal cases at several areas in the province in the past few weeks were still being investigated but the problem was that the police had yet to have the witnesses and evidence of that cases.
"We have yet to have the witnesses and evidence of those criminal cases and therefore the local people who happen to see such incidence should have courage to report it to the police as soon as possible," Iskandar said