Detiktoday.com – The Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia continues to provide facilitation support for the national training process (Kemenpora RI). Today, Monday (12/10) afternoon, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing national training and long-term coaching for swimming and pencak silat.
The signing of the cooperation agreement was carried out by the Commitment Making Officer (PPK) for the Improvement of National Sports Achievement (PPON) Yayan Rubaeni with the Secretary General of PB PRSI, Ali Andi Patiwiri and the Secretary General of IPSI Erizal Chaniago at Wisma Kemenpora, Jakarta. The signing was witnessed virtually by PB PRSI Chairman Anindya Novyan Bakrie and PB IPSI Daily Chair Edi Prabowo.
From the results of the review, for PRSI which is being prepared for the National Olympiad and SEA Games 2021, from the proposal submission Rp. 1,596,000,000, – approved Rp. 1,201,800,000, -. As for IPSI, the proposal is Rp. 7,853,523,726, – was approved in the amount of Rp. 3,891,159,000, -.
According to the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, facilitation assistance for silat and aquatic sports has gone through a transparent and accountable review process. “This review involves a team not only from the Ministry of Youth and Sports but also practitioners and academics to ensure that assistance from the Ministry of Youth and Sports to the sports parent is in accordance with the results of the review and proposal submitted,” he said.
“This facilitation assistance is at the same time an effort to improve the internal governance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the internal of the sports parent. It is hoped that all APBN financing will not be deviation so that the goal of increasing sports performance can be achieved without interference from various parties who damage the governance,” he explained.
For Pencak Silat, the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports conveyed the hope of the Indonesian nation that pencak silat, which is the original sport of the nation, will become one of the sports competed in at the Olympics.
“We fight together, hopefully it can be realized, especially if we participate in the bidding to host the 2032 Olympics, the remaining 12 years are left. At least the Paris Olympics 2024 can be contested in the exhibition. This is our duty, not to let us only host the organizers if elected, but our achievements. “We also have to be proud of especially pencak silat, which has many numbers that can produce medals,” he added.
The Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports hopes that the aquatic sport can maintain its achievements after overthrowing Singapore’s dominance for decades in water polo numbers at the 2019 SEA Games. “I thank you for the seriousness of coaching this sport which is proud, at the SEA Games yesterday water polo could overthrow Singapore’s domination for decades. Hopefully this achievement can be maintained, further improved and still prepare the layers of athletes, early childhood development certainly becomes a must, “he hoped.
According to the Chairman of PB IPSI, Edi Prabowo, one of the longing and big dreams of all pencak silat people in the country is that the sport of pencak silat must be able to penetrate the world sporting party, namely the Olympics. “As a sport of national cultural heritage all Indonesian people, pencak silat must be able to penetrate the Olympics, we hope all parties can voice throughout the world so that pencak silat is included in the sports that are competed in the Olympics, “said Edi Prabowo who is also the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Chairman of PB PRSI, Anindya Bakrie, thanked the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports for continuing to pay attention to the development of aquatic athletes, especially swimming for the national training for the Tokyo Olympics 2021. “The national swimming pool prepares its athletes to pursue the target limit A as a requirement for swimming athletes to participate in the Olympics, “he said.