Thursday, December 30, 2010

Orphans locked-up in Tasikmalaya

The Khasanah Kautsar orphanage in Tasikmalaya, West Java, was sealed off by the government on Dec. 18. Tasikmalaya Mayor Syarif Hidayat said the lock-up was at the public
I believe that children who do not have parents a.k.a Orphans, are very unfortunate people therefore their well being should be protected.

That's why I was sad when I read on The Jakarta Globe that the Police and Prosecutor in Tasikmalaya, West Java, have locked up some orphans inside an Ahmadiyah Orphan Home since 18 December 2010.

The Mayor of Tasikmalaya was quoted as saying the the lock-up was requested by the public, and if they were not locked-up, they are afraid that the so called Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) might take action.

The worst thing was that only the National Commission for Protection of Children (Komnas Anak) cared about this sad matter.

I wonder where is the Minister of Social who is supposed to take care of matters related to Orphans. Is he too busy accompanying the President watching our national team's matches in the recent AFF-Suzuki Cup football tournament ?

10 comments:

Wisata Murah said...

semestinya lebih bijak menangani hal ini...selamat tahun baru sahabat

H. Nizam said...

Wisata Murah,

Seharusnya panti asuhan diperlakukan secara baik, karena anak2 yatim piatu tsb tidak tahu soal2 politik.

Selamat tahun baru.

colson said...

Sad story. By what I read I think you are absolutely right.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

wah aku baru denger nih berita ini

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
How those officials treat those orphans is very sad indeed.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Mungkin karena media bahasa Indonesia kurang tertarik menyebar berita ini, tidak ada uangnya.

triesti said...

I dont think it's because it doesnt sell that the media didnt spread the word, it's because it's about minority oppression by thugs from a majority religion.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Triesti,

I agree with you.
It is very sad that those gang of thugs have seemingly frightened the authorities. Even two of the largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia are seemingly impotent or do not care.

I am very glad to see you on my blog. I always like your point of view. Thanks a lot.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Our welfare state protects these children - some slip through the cracks, but by and large they are looked after.

peter

H. Nizam said...

Hi Peter/Kiwi,
Actually we have laws and Department of Social affairs headed by minister whose jobs includes taking care of these children.
But somehow ............

Dreami said...

closed due to an orphanage may not pay rent or not there is a donation to the orphanage