Indonesian Government to Conduct Audits on All Football Stadiums in Indonesia

- 12 October 2022 15:50 WIB
Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports  Zainudin Amali.(Bagus/
Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali.(Bagus/

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali said the government would re-audit football stadiums in Indonesia, including Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, East Java.

Zainudin said that his party will coordinate with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) to conduct the audits.

"I have communicated with the clubs, association (PSSI), and supporters, and in the near future with the Minister of Public Works and housing, we will go to the stadiums including Kanjuruhan to re-audit," said Zainudin Amali in a statement on Tuesday, October 12, 2022.

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Zainudin said the stadium audit will be carried out in stages by prioritizing stadiums with large audience capacities. The Ministry of Youth and Sports in this case will facilitate its implementation.

"I told the PUPR (Ministry) to prioritize the stadium that is being used for competitions. The audit should be carried out in stages because, in my opinion, it will take a long time. Maybe in the near future, there will be a review of the stadium, especially the large number of spectators," he concluded.

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Meanwhile, Indonesian National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo is currently formulating an updated regulation regarding the security of public activities with large numbers of people, one of which is securing football matches.

"The National Police Chief is also formulating regulations regarding safety and security in security in every social activity," said the Head of the Public Relations Division of the National Police Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo in his statement, Monday, October 10, 2022.

Dedi said that in formulating the regulation, the National Police collaborated with several parties so that the regulation could be used as a reference in the future in securing football matches to minimize casualties.

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"To mitigate or minimize the number of victims in every activity event that presents large numbers of people," he said.


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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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