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They signed a joint pledge as representatives of the Pamekasan Police Resort, the Pamekasan District Narcotics Board and the Pamekasan District Administration looked on. Also present at the event was East Java Deputy Governor Syaifullah Yusuf.
"The joint pledge involving all elements of the community from different professions in Pamekasan to fight against drugs, gambling and other crimes is the first ever joint pledge I have found," Syaifullah said.
Representatives from almost all elements of the community including farmers, pedicab drivers, doctors, teachers, students and journalists signed the joint pledge.
Syaifullah who is also chief of the East Java Provincial Narcotics Board (BNP) said the commitment of all parties to fighting against drugs was a manifestation of joint spirit that must be maintained.
He said fighting against drugs, gambling and other crimes was not only the duties of law-enforcers but also of all sides.
"The number of police personnel is limited. So it is unlikely for them to carry out their duties optimally without active role from all elements of the community," he said.
He said the joint pledge actually laid a firm foundation for the local people and the district government including police to create a tranquil and conducive situation, he said.
The signing of the joint pledge followed a roll call for Ramadhan tight operations.
Editor: Jafar M Sidik