After meeting FIFA president, Jokowi will demolish Kanjuruhan Stadium

Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang Regency, East Java

LAMANRIAU.COM, JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo said that the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java would be torn down in the aftermath of the tragedy that killed 133 people.

Jokowi said the government would rebuild the stadium. He has presented the idea to FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

“I also conveyed that and FIFA appreciates that the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang will also be demolished and we will rebuild it according to FIFA standards,” said Jokowi at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Tuesday (18/10).

He said the new Kanjuruhan Stadium would set a good example of stadium standards. The safety of spectators and players in the stadium will be guaranteed.

On that occasion, Jokowi revealed a number of talks with Gianni. He said talks focused on safety standards within the stadium.

“With stadium management, especially those related to stadium facilities, what are the standards like. Second, also related to security management, security management, we will also discuss in detail,” he said.

Previously, the Kanjuruhan tragedy killed 133 spectators. The tragedy occurred after Arema FC’s match against Persebaya Surabaya on October 1.

The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) said the shooting of tear gas triggered riots in Kanjuruhan. Police have also named six suspects in the aftermath of the tragedy. (cnn)

Editor: Fahrul Rozi