KPAI urges govt to decide who gets custody of orphaned children of IS affiliates

first_img“If the closest relatives cannot take care of them, the children must be adopted by another family, or put under the state’s custody if no one can take them,” Retno went on to say.Citing data from the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD previously said that some 689 Indonesians had been identified as IS sympathizers in Syria and Turkey, as well as other countries.Read also: Why Indonesia should bring IS families back homeAccording to the data, some 228 people still hold identification as Indonesian citizens while others do not have proper documents to prove their citizenship. Indonesian authorities have previously suggested that most of the Indonesian IS supporters were women and children. While asserting that the government banned Indonesian affiliates of IS from returning to Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” said the government was mulling a plan to bring home orphans under 10 years old.“But so far we still don’t know if there are any,” Jokowi said recently.Retno expressed appreciation for the President’s willingness to bring orphans back to Indonesia, but criticized his decision to limit the age to those under 10 years old.“According to the 2014 law on child protection, anyone below the age of 18 is considered a child,” Retno said. (hol)Topics : The government must decide who will take care of the orphaned children of Indonesian nationals who joined the Islamic State (IS) movement in Syria when they return to Indonesia, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has said.“The government must decide who will get custody of these children when they arrive in Indonesia,” KPAI commissioner Retno Listyarti said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.She added the government was obliged to put the children in the custody of their closest relatives according to Government Regulation (PP) No. 44/2017 on foster care for children.last_img read more

Greystones amateur best of the Irish at Open Championship

first_imgAmateur star Paul Dunne is the best-placed of the Irish players following a 3-under par round of 69 yesterday. He is one clear of a group of six that includes Retief Goosen and 1999-winner Paul Lawrie.Johnson will be among the late starters, and again plays with the well-placed Jordan Spieth.The Masters and US Open champion is 5-under.last_img

NHL playoffs 2019: Mikko Rantanen ties, wins game for Avalanche, who lead Flames 3-1 in series

first_imgRantanen now has six points (three goals, three assists) in the series.The teams will head back to Calgary for Game 5 on Friday (10 p.m. ET). The Flames are in danger of going the way of the East’s No. 1 seed, the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets. A Calgary loss would mark the first time the regular season champions of both conferences fail to win a playoff series. The Flames took a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the final period and seemed poised to tie the series on the strength of goaltender Mike Smith’s play. Smith stopped 49 shots, but 50 turned out to be the magic number for a victory as the Avalanche put two shots past him in the ensuing 10 minutes to force overtime.Calgary came within inches of winning in OT on a point-blank shot by Mikael Backlund, but Colorado netminder Philipp Grubauer got his left leg into Backlund’s shooting lane just in time.  This doesn’t seem to be the year for top-seeded teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs.The Calgary Flames are down 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round after Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen drilled the game-tying goal in the third period and the game-winning goal in overtime to complete a three-goal comeback and secure a 3-2 victory.last_img read more