Ayo, Ahok! Tawuran Jakarta? Kick the Louts OUT!

A Jakarta School Street Brawl


Just over a year ago, after an inter-high school brawl left one student dead, for no reason at all – these regular bouts of street fighting are not inspired by either religion or politics, simply a hoodlum mentality among spoilt brats –  I ventured to propose my own solution.


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Many well-off families here do not discipline their children, so some of those kids reckon they can get away with these anti-social outbursts. They should be expelled. And the vacant desks thus made available should be given to youngsters without the means to pay for education. THEY would appreciate their schooling. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/a-jakarta-boy-dies-for-no-reason/

Since then, other boys have been killed – murdered – in similar affrays, tawuran, they’re called here.. Innocent by-standers too have been gravely injured, throwing acid a new twist to the delinquent dorks’ repertoire. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jakarta/acid-attack-latest-in-high-school-violence/

And at last soppy solutions are being seen as a waste of time.

  • Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said that state-run schools should take harsh measures against students involved in crime. 


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Good to know that common sense is alive and well in some corridors of power, at least.

But Ahok has come under fire from the Indonesian Commission for Child Protection (KPAI)…his pro-explusion statements have arguably put him at odds with chapter 13 of the constitution, which states “Every citizen has the right to an education.”http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jakarta/basuki-rejects-criticism-says-students-have-right-to-safe-study/

All citizens have numerous rights, like freedom to go about their lawful business – UNTIL they flout the law, then they suffer punishment. This KPAD is fully aware that thousands of kids, hundreds of thousands maybe, from poor families, would jump at the chance of going to school, but education is beyond the means of their parents’ threadbare economic status.

Out with the louts, and open the doors to the needy.

But it’s also a shame that nobody has yet called for culprits to be given a sound thrashing. Corporal punishment is inflicted for all the wrong reasons in shariah Aceh, but here in Jakarta, young thugs, in school uniform or out, deserve it!