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Indonesia's PB Djarum badminton club temporarily halts audition

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, September 8, 2019   /  05:21 pm
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Indonesia's PB Djarum badminton club logo.(pbdjarum.org/pbdjarum.org)

Indonesia’s leading badminton club, PB Djarum, has decided to halt its annual general audition following a deadlock in discussions with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) over the commission’s objection to the use of the Djarum cigarette brand on the participants’ shirts. “We will be halting the audition starting next year. This year will be the last audition,” Djarum Foundation sport director Yoppie Rosimin told a press conference in Purwokerto, Central Java, on Saturday, as quoted by kompas.com. He acknowledged that the decision would be tough on some but sought to assure the public that PB Djarum could handle the situation. As a club, he went on, PB Djarum would still operate and train students. “The [suspension] is temporary. We need to discuss every option,” he told The Jakarta Post. PB Djarum started the audition ...