Satpol PP to stop controversial fake coffin punishment

first_imgThe deputy Pasar Rebo district head, Santoso, said some violators had opted for the sanction rather than paying fines of Rp 250,000 (US$16.92) or taking part in 60-minute community service sweeping the roads.“They said they didn’t have the time to carry out the social work or enough money to pay the fines,” said SantosoThe incident went viral on social media and drew criticism from many quarters.Jakarta Satpol PP head Arifin denied it was an official punishment for health protocol violators.“The violators volunteered to lie down in the coffin while waiting for [their community service punishment]. […] We don’t impose any punishment other than those stipulated in the gubernatorial regulation,” Arifin said on Friday.Violators would still need to pay fines or participate in community service even though they had lain in the coffin, he went on to say. (nal)Topics : The East Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) will stop imposing the sanction of forcing any residents caught not wearing face masks in public to lie in a fake coffin.Agency head Budhy Novian said the punishment was not in line with the gubernatorial regulation that stipulates a list of punishments for people found to be violating strict health protocols.“According to Gubernatorial Regulation No. 79/2020, sanctions for residents found not wearing face masks in public are fines and community service,” Budhy said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. “I’ve reprimanded the officers [who imposed the fake coffin sanction] and urged them to punish violators according to the current regulations,” he added.Budhy expressed his hope that the fines and social work punishment were sufficient to make residents adhere to the health protocols aimed at curbing the COVID-19 transmission.The decision was made after a group of East Jakarta Satpol PP officers punished several residents found not to be wearing masks in public by ordering them to lie down in a fake coffin for several minutes. The incident occurred in Kalisari, Pasar Rebo district.Read also: Jakarta collects Rp 4 billion in fines from COVID-19 protocol violatorslast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers sends ‘clear’ message to Arsenal about replacing Unai Emery

first_imgBrendan Rodgers sends ‘clear’ message to Arsenal about replacing Unai Emery Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Dec 2019 12:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link533Shares Comment Brendan Rodgers has responded to links with the Arsenal job (Getty Images)Brendan Rodgers has stressed that he has no intention of leaving Leicester City and insists his message to Arsenal is ‘clear’.The Leicester City manager is one of the candidates to replace Unai Emery following Arsenal’s decision to sack the Spaniard last week.Freddie Ljungberg has been brought in by the Gunners as an interim manager, while speculation has linked Rodgers with a move away from Leicester before the end of the season.But the 46-year-old is adamant that he will not be ditching Leicester any time soon.ADVERTISEMENT‘Yeah, the message is clear and it has been and probably I’ll get asked again until they appoint someone, but it’s very simple. I’m very happy here,’ said Rodgers. Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as Arsenal’s interim manager (AFP via Getty Images)‘I made a choice nine months ago to come here for a purpose.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The purpose was very clear in that I wanted to help this club move forward and looking to lead it forward with a group I feel has huge potential.‘Why would I want to move from that?More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘OK, I moved after nearly three years at Celtic and people may look at me thinking: ‘Right, because a club like Arsenal, with the great institution and size, and all of that’.‘But it’s all about happiness and I couldn’t be happier here. My contract is until 2022 and the club haven’t said they want to release me from that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more