Juvenile Crime & Punishment

Aug 10th, 2009, in News, by

Child crime, the convictions of ten boys aged under 16 for playing a gambling game in Tangerang.

Ten boys, aged 12 to 16, were arrested at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in late May after police claimed they were playing a coin-tossing game for a 1,000 rupiah (10 cents) prize and shining shoes without a license.

They were held in custody for a month and on July 27th were tried in a Tangerang court and found guilty of gambling, but received no punishment.


Some of the boys, required to wear fun masks at the trial, supposedly to hide their identities

While attending a function to mark World Childrens' Day on 2nd August in Jakarta vice president Jusuf Kalla said of the case

It's a dilemma. Whatever the reason children must not be allowed to get involved in gambling. They need to be watched over and guided away from such things.

Kalla said however that prison was not the right place for children caught gambling, and nor should they be tried in court. kompas

While almost all commentators voiced similar sentiments, that handling the matter through the criminal justice system was not appropriate, presiding Judge Retno Pujiningtyas believed that convicting the boys of gambling was necessary to send them a stern message not to gamble again.


71 Comments on “Juvenile Crime & Punishment”

  1. avatar David says:

    Chill.

    Yes, chill.

  2. avatar Dragonwall says:

    Honestly speaking people like you, if found, would be beyond your wildest imagination how you would be skinned alive.

    I hope the BIA will hunt people like you so they could have an excuse of an arrest of MI5 instigator found to be spreading propaganda in hope of causing another riot. CIA KGB, CI and Mossad will be eliminated. Then start another round of anti bule and cross out the flag.

    I am getting the paint ready. To paint the town red. You kaki kere Jalan Jaksa.

    You must be busy celebrating HUT RI from HMS.

  3. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:

    Now then, Chill. This is Uncle Patung’s forum and he has requested that we behave properly.

    Talking of red, are you still in Tanah Abang or have you moved to Betutu?

  4. avatar Dragonwall says:

    I know who is he referring to in the word Chill, you and the other guy knows better than I.

    Wait when I paint my house red and have the word “milik Pribumi” written in red you will know whether I am still in Tanah Abang ot to Betutu with your Abang Becak trying to scratch my merc.

  5. avatar Rob says:

    @ Patung…

    I can see that your advice was taken (maybe it was not “strong” enough?) 😀

  6. avatar Oigal says:

    Perhaps a seperate section not sure this has anything to do with the title and can’t see it getting back on track..

    Although..(yea I know).

    Get that paint ready Himsy – “Milik Pribumi”

    Is it possible the new colonisers might be wise to think about some paint…Pribumi has many different meanings outside of a certain rundown and dependant island

  7. avatar Dragonwall says:

    Psssh.. Quiet someone is distributing amplo filled with 100,000 rupiahs in Tanah Abang. Beware a riot may break out in Jakarta anytime from now.

  8. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:

    Oigal Says:

    August 18th, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Perhaps a seperate section not sure this has anything to do with the title and can’t see it getting back on track..

    Although..(yea I know).

    Get that paint ready Himsy – “Milik Pribumi”

    Is it possible the new colonisers might be wise to think about some paint…Pribumi has many different meanings outside of a certain rundown and dependant island

    Don’t talk to me about the Isle of Man, cost me a flaming fortuning last year.

    And you’ll never get get much sense out of Himsy.

  9. avatar Dragonwall says:

    Himsy like HMS…………

  10. avatar Dragonwall says:

    I am coming after you bit by bit. The more you spit the more I make you vomit.

  11. avatar Suryo Perkoso says:

    I’d be very careful saying things like that my rittle flend, you may just open a door you rather wish you hadn’t.

    And for what it is worth “The more you spit the more I make you vomit.” makes absolutely no sense, but then I do have a few emails from you in a past life that also had issues with grammar and diction.

    I’m glad to see that you upped the anti on the car fleet and have now purchased your own open cast coal mine.

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