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'We are tired of this state of affairs'. Bogor scrambles to curb student brawls

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bogor   /   Tue, January 28, 2020   /  02:44 pm
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Bogor city apparatus hold a meeting on Monday to find ways to curb student brawls that plague the city in West Java.(JP/Theresia Sufa)

In response to student brawls plaguing Bogor in West Java, Mayor Bima Arya summoned various officials to a meeting on Monday to figure out ways to prevent future student brawls. Bima said the Bogor city administration would intensify the 24-hour patrols within the city to anticipate and prevent student brawls. “We are talking about a big agenda. We don’t want our children to become criminals, but to become leaders. We will make sure that there are no children loitering around, we will disperse crowds of students, and I have tasked the [city’s] senior officials with assisting the police,” Bima said on Monday. In January 2020 alone three student brawls occurred in Bogor. The first one was at 1 a.m. on Jan. 21 in Cimahpar subdistrict, North Bogor district, in which a student identified only as WA, 18, received slash wounds to his wrists. Another brawl occ...