Jakarta, InfoPublik - Control on the Simultaneous Regional Election 2018 participants’ campaign funding aims to make campaign to be fairer.

"The campaign fund limit will be adjusted according to the condition of each region. Every region will have different campaign funding ceiling. We have issued instructions so that the regulation can be passed into the decree of regional KPU [General Elections Commission]," said KPU chairman Arief Budiman in his written statement on Monday (2/5).

He said one of the considerations of a campaign is the size of the region. "The regulation is also applied to the third parties’ donations either from individual or incorporated entity," he said.

As for individual, Arief added, the donation is limited to a maximum of Rp75 million and Rp500 million for incorporated entity.

In addition to fund control, KPU urged the campaign media should not focus on the figures of candidates but to the programs.

Previously, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had limited the amount of campaign fund which will be used by candidate pair in the Simultaneous Regional Election 2018. (Translator: Erik Limantara)