Bekasi municipality will have new regulation for students soon. According to The Jakarta Post (Bekasi students face mandatory study times, May 4), the government will require students to be home from 7pm to 9pm studying, either alone or with classmates. They will be barred from going to malls or entertainment centers. No TV or videogames allowed too, during the 7-9pm study time.
Poor students. Isn't 7pm-9pm the best time to hang out, to forget about schoolstuffs? Well, if the nanny government finds an effective way to implement this, you students would just need to be smarter. Bring fun to home. Tell them you have a study group. No TV or videogames? Easy. Use internet. Tell them you have to use softwares on the computer.
Interestingly, The Post said that Bekasi was inspired by Yogyakarta that implemented this in 2003, successfully. Really? I wonder how they enforced it. Hansip at home every evening? Raids at malls and movie theaters? Not even allowed to accompany parents to wedding parties?