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 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


first_img“Physically the women need to become stronger. Sindhu and “Physically the women need to become stronger. Sindhu and Saina are successful as much due to physical attribute as to technical attribute. Others need to focus on strength, stamina and speed. If they do that there are better chances of them doing well at the international level. They are technically good, but need to do more gym work,” said Prakash about the second string Indian women badminton players.”There is depth among men, but the challenge would be to remain consistent. If they plan their tournament properly, skip a couple of tournaments to take rest, train properly to reach peak and go and play again – thats ideal. With better planning of tournament schedule, its possible for them to be more consistent,” he noted.”If you plan your tournament schedule so that you play 2-3 tournaments, then take rest and train properly, you will do well in every tournament you play and it also reduces chances of injury.”Sometimes the ranking goes down, but it does not mater. See Carolina Marin. She picks and chooses big tournaments and does well in them. If you plan and prepare well, results will be good.”Looking ahead to the younger lot, Prakash picked Lakshya Sen from his academy, along with Gopis trainees Siril Verma and Ruthvika Shivani Gudde as the ones to watch out for.”Lakshya Sen is among the most promising players. Siril Verma is definitely there. Ruthvika has got the height. If I was her coach I will put her more on physical training. Ruthvika, if she can focus more on speed, power and strength she can he the next Sindhu. She has the height. Lakshya is technically very good. We are focusing more on his physical training.advertisement”But you cannot generalise. If someone is really strong and powerful he or she needs to focus more on court play. If they are lanky and thin they need to spend more time on the physical part.”Prakash also felt that China will bounce back to the top again.”Its a phase. China will come back. It will take 3-4 years. Its a cycle. There is so much talent and system in place in China that they will quickly see where they had gone wrong. By the next Olympics they will come back.” PTI SSR NRB PDS PDSlast_img read more