Indonesia beefs up security at Borobudur, other temples
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEW NETWORK) - Security measures at Indonesia's famous Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, have been tightened following the bombing at a temple in Jakarta.
Two bombs exploded at the Ekayana Vihara on Sunday, injuring three and damaging parts of the worship place.
Mr Purnomo Siswoprasetjo, the director of the temple's management company PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko, said his office had deployed 100 security officers with back-up from the police and military as well as boy scouts to help safeguard the ninth century Buddhist temple.
"We have both visible and invisible security personnel. We have also installed more CCTV cameras on the temple, in the park and along the visitors' lanes," said Mr Purnomo, adding that more checkpoints would also be provided for the same security reasons.