Volunteers told to exercise extra caution, maintain communication
The Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) has called on the 2018 Asian Games volunteers to at all times exercise extra caution and maintain communication with others throughout the two-week quadrennial sporting event.
"As volunteers, you are our extended arms out in the field. So, you must maintain communication while working. Please do your jobs according to your roles and functions," INASGOC deputy chief for security affairs Adj. Sr. Comr. Zahwani Pandra Arsyad told dozens of volunteers during a briefing session on Friday.
He asked the volunteers to be aware of their surroundings, especially in regards to security matters.
“We do not want any unwanted problems to disrupt this sporting event,” he said.
"Please remind our guests, including media officials, to always take care of their belongings. You, as volunteers, also have to remain conscientious. Don’t be careless, for example, with your cellphones," he added.
The former chief of the Meranti Islands Police in Riau Islands province also urged volunteers to report any potential problems to security officers.
"Report immediately if there is a problem. There will be security officers around. Let's ensure that our guests feel comfortable during their stay in Indonesia," Pandra said.
INASGOC has recruited thousands of volunteers to serve in many different capacities in Jakarta and its surrounding regions, as well as Palembang, South Sumatra, which will cohost the 18th Asiad. Some volunteers have already been deployed as the Media Partner Center (MPC) has started operations and a number of competitions have begun, such as soccer.
Reporter: Bayu Kuncahyo
AG Media Publication in cooperation with The Jakarta Post