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South Jakarta administration to monitor student hangout places

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 9, 2018   /   05:24 pm
 South Jakarta administration to monitor student hangout places Jl. Kemang Raya in South Jakarta, the scene where two brawls occurred in March. (kompas.com/Ridwan Aji Pitoko)

The South Jakarta administration is planning to monitor places frequented by students after school hours following a deadly brawl in which a 16-year-old student was killed in Kebayoran Lama on Sept. 1.

South Jakarta Mayor Arifin said mapping the students’ hang out places was necessary to prevent brawls.

“It’s not that we want to prohibit them from hanging out. We just don’t want to fail in [preventing] brawls,” Arifin said on Saturday as quoted by tempo.co.

A student identified only as AH of SMA Muhammadiyah 15 Slipi senior high school in West Jakarta was killed during a brawl that allegedly involved students from SMA 32, Madrasah Annajah and SMA Moh. Husni Thamrin in South Tangerang.

The South Jakarta administration held a meeting with subdistrict and district officials, the education agency, the police and public order officers to talk about brawl prevention measures.

All stakeholders agreed to prevent the brawls by mapping out the hangout places, Arifin added.

He went on to suggest that parents pay attention to their children's' activities given that the brawl happened on the weekend.

Meanwhile, South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar said the police had named 10 suspects who were allegedly involved in the brawl. Nine of them were below 18 years old, he said. (cal/ahw)