Comment: RI ‘free from street children’ by 2014
May 24, p. 5
Social Affairs Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri has expressed confidence that Indonesia would be free of street children by 2014.
He said that efforts had been intensifying over street children in several cities.
“By 2014, cities across Indonesia will be free of street children,” Salim told reporters after attending a disaster preparedness event in Makassar on Wednesday.
Talk less, do more.
In Batam, at least, the street-children problem is increasing, made worse by adults who “rent” small children in Sumatra and bring them to Batam specifically to beg in shopping areas and street corners.
The adults are breaking trafficking laws but because they have money, there is no motivation to prosecute anybody.
The minister made a comment without any sort of facts, not even a plan.