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Telegram Blocking Recommended By Police

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 17-07-2017

National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian revealed that Telegram messaging services domain was blocked on National Police’s recommendation, which was based on strong ground. Tito said on Sunday (16/7) that the recommendation resulted from the long intelligent analysis. Tito continued that the analysis results of the police showed that Telegram was dominantly used by radical or terrorist groups since it is considered safe and has widespread access. It is safe because it has encryption features and widespread because it can facilitate thousands of members to spread doctrines or radicalism. In fact, the encryption features, Tito explained, made it difficult for National Police cyber intelligent team to intercept the communication of the radical groups and anticipate their moves. For such reasons, Telegram was blocked to make them aware of the danger of the communication channel of radical groups that used their application. Tito said that groups in Telegram can take up to 10,000 people and it has the ability to spread doctrines easily. As a result, it triggers the emergence of the phenomena called lone wolf and self-radicalization, which mean radicalization through online media. (tempo)


Indonesia Loses Hope in AFF U-15 Championship After Defeat by Laos

Indonesia's under-15 national football team lost 2-3 to Laos in the fourth group A stage match over the weekend preventing Fachri Husaeni's team from advancing to the knock out rounds of the 2017 Asean Football Federation U-15 Championship. The match, that took place at the Institute of Physical Education Chonburi Campus Stadium in Chonburi, Thailand, saw Laos's Khamsavanh Louanthammakhanh's free kick skid past Indonesian goalie Pualam Bahari in the 13th minute. The Indonesian side managed to equalize in the 29th minute however after Althaf Indie put his side on the scoreboard, but Laos reclaimed its lead in first half injury time through midfielder Soubanh Keopheth. Indonesia's stylish striker Rendy Juliansyah contributed another equalizer in the 63rd minute. Laos eventually won the game after striker Chony Wenpaserth netted the winning goal two minutes after Juliansyah put his in. (JakartaGlobe)

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