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Jakarta Post

No bonuses for Jakarta’s Asian Games athletes

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  12:25 am

The city administration’s plan to give bonuses to Jakarta’s medal-winning athletes at the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games was scrapped from its draft revised budget at a meeting on Monday with the regional
budgetary body.

“We do not want our athletes to be complacent with too many bonuses. What we want is to push their fighting spirit,” Jakarta Youth and Sports Agency head Ratiyono told the press on Monday on the sidelines of the meeting at the City Council in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta.

Instead, the agency has planned to follow the instructions stipulated in Governor Decree No. 1203/2018 on the budget for sports and youth activities and rewards for achievements, which was signed in August. The decree states that the city government will grant Rp 300 million (US$20,147) each to gold medalists, Rp 150 million to silver medalists and Rp 90 million to bronze ...