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Police hold chess competition to prevent brawls

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 5, 2017 | 03:49 pm
Police hold chess competition to prevent brawls Menteng Police arranged a chess tournament for the neighboring Tenggulun and Pasar Rumput districts, whose residents are prone to brawling on Pasar Rumput bridge in Central Jakarta. (tribunnews/Wahyu Aji)

A police department has found a creative way to divert residents of Tenggulun and Pasar Rumput in Central Jakarta from their tendency to brawl: by holding a chess tournament.

Menteng Police chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Ronald A. Purba said on Monday that the tournament was intended to create a bond between the residents of the neighboring districts.

"We hope that with the tournament, the bond and synergy between residents and police will improve. The most important thing is that brawls during Ramadhan can be prevented," Ronald was quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com

Involving 70 participants, winners of the free tournament would receive trophies, certificates and cash prizes. The chess tournament began after the tarawih evening Ramadhan prayer on Pasar Rumput bridge. 

Residents of the two neighboring districts showed a positive response to the chess tournament and hoped the tournament would be held every year, Ronald said. (agn)

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