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Bullying should be legally processed: Protection agency

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 25, 2017   /  02:36 pm
Bullying should be legally processed: Protection agency Syafii (left), father of Ilham Nurpadmi Listiadi, a victim of alleged bullying during a freshman orientation held by the Indonesia Islamic University in Yogyakarta, talks to UII rector Harsoyo (wearing a batik shirt) at Bethesda Hospital in Yogyakarta on Jan. 24. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Witnesses and victims of bullying during student orientations are being urged to be more aware of the violence and be confident to report such cases to the authorities to eliminate the culture of violence associated with the event, an official has said.   

Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) chairman Abdul Haris Semendawai said Wednesday the agency “is ready to provide protection to those who know or experience violence and receive threats [after reporting a case].”

Three students of the Indonesia Islamic University (UII) in Yogyakarta died after being the victims of alleged bullying during a freshman orientation held by the UII’s climbing club (Mapala Unisi) on the slopes of Mount Lawu in Central Java on Jan.13 to 20.

UII student Ilham Nurpadmi Listiadi died on Wednesday at Bethesda Hospital in Yogyakarta. Fellow students Syaits Asyam died on Saturday and Muhammad Fadli passed away a day earlier.

Semendawai said education institutions should increase awareness on the possible violence that was occurring within their environment and be held responsible for it.

“The case should be legally resolved so as to not reoccur in the future,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

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