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Students found skipping school in raids at internet cafes

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 7, 2018   /   05:34 pm
Students found skipping school in raids at internet cafes Children play online games at a 'warung internet' (internet cafe) in Tangerang, Banten, on May 17. (Antara/Lucky R)

Twenty-five school students have been obliged to recite the five pillars of Pancasila, the state ideology, as a punishment for playing online games at internet cafes during school hours in Palmerah, West Jakarta.

Palmerah Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head Paisol Panani said the agency's officers conducted raids and found seven junior high school students and 18 senior high school students at the internet cafes on Tuesday.

“They were found playing online games in four internet cafes in Palmerah subdistrict. They were immediately taken to the Palmerah district office,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

At the district office, the students had their data recorded. They were also asked to recite the Pancasila’s five pillars.

Palmerah district head Zery Ronazy said the raid was organized to stop students from skipping school, getting in brawls, consuming illegal drugs and taking part in criminal activities.

One of the students, a 15-year-old, said he skipped school because the school's subject of the day was not difficult.

“Today’s subject was easy. My friends asked me to skip school and play PUBG [PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds] and Dota at the internet cafe,” he said on Tuesday.

He added that he was worried about Satpol PP personnel contacting his parents.

“I would be terrified if my mother and father went to the district office. They would scold me and wouldn't give me pocket money,” he said. (gis)