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Jakarta Post

PB Djarum audition continues with new name

  • Ramadani Saputra and Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  09:38 am
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An audition session by PB Djarum badminton club in Purwokerto, Central Java in early September, 2019.(

A meeting between badminton club PB Djarum and the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), facilitated by the Youth and Sports Ministry has resulted in the club continuing its talent audition but under a new name. The audition program will be changed from the 2019 PB Djarum Badminton Scholarship General Audition to the Badminton Scholarship General Audition. The ongoing audition will start to use the new name immediately in the last three cities that are slated to be visited this year, Surakarta and Kudus in Central Java and Surabaya in East Java. Reciprocally, the KPAI also agreed to revoke its July 29 letter that demanded PB Djarum halt its audition as it suspected the children participating in the audition were being exploited through cigarette promotion, referring to the Djarum brand name. Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi said the general audition had a pivotal ...