Suara.com – An unfortunate fate befell Ruslan, Head of Sindangjaya Village, Branchbungin District, Bekasi Regency, West Java (West Java). He had to be rushed to hospital after being hit by a large billboard for one of the legislative candidates for the 2024 elections.
The incident occurred on Jalan Cabangbungin. At that time, Ruslan, who was riding a motorbike, had just returned from attending the rabban on Sunday (17/9/2023).
“Arriving at the location, campaign props were hit and they fell. The victim was rushed to hospital due to serious injuries to the head and forehead. This happened yesterday but to this day the victim is still being treated at the Branchbungin Regional Hospital,” said Deputy Chief of Police for the Branchbungin Sector, Iptu Agus Salim, as quoted. Antara on Monday (18/9/2023).
He said the incident was a lesson, especially for political parties, to orderly install outdoor attributes and media in the form of campaign props or outreach.
“We ask that this political party regulate banners and billboards and other types of campaign props that are inappropriately placed and threaten the safety of road users,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Chairman of the Election Supervisory Committee for Branchbungin Subdistrict, Andi Heryana, said that in fact the campaign stage had not yet begun, so legislative candidates and political parties were not yet permitted to put up campaign props.
“However, the KPU gives candidates the opportunity to carry out socialization, but of course the socialization props installed should not disturb public facilities, let alone endanger residents,” he said.
Responding to this incident, Head of the Peace and Order Section for Branchbungin District, Daos Hidayat, stated that the installation of banners and billboards should follow existing regulations.
“We are no longer talking about political party attributes, but all banners and billboards containing advertising must follow existing regulations. So later we will coordinate with all political party PAC leaders in our area to jointly regulate things,” he said. (Between)
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