Whoever Ketum PSBI, Indonesian Badminton Achievements Must Be Improved
The Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Zainudin Amali hopes that the new Chairperson of PBSI should be able to improve the achievements of Indonesian badminton (Photo: Satria / Kemenpora.go.id)

JAKARTA - The Executive Board of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PP PBSI) is looking for their new Chairman for the 2020-2024 period. The Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Zainudin Amali hopes that whoever leads, the achievements of Indonesia's flagship sport should skyrocket.

This hope was conveyed by Zainudin when opening the PB PBSI National Conference (Munas) virtually from the Kemenpora SitRoom, Thursday (5/11) afternoon. Zainudin said, the 23rd PBSI National Conference indicated that the organization's journey had been quite long. Even the history of achievements that have been made by PBSI at the international, regional and coaching levels is very encouraging.

"The government appreciates the efforts of PBSI from time to time which have shown its development," said the Menpora.

"And I hope that what has been written must be maintained. Apart from that, I would also especially like to thank Mr. Wiranto for his extraordinary dedication to the development of Indonesian badminton," he said.

Zainudin conveyed that Indonesia currently has a big task. This country wishes to host the 2032 Olympics. Indonesia's experience in hosting the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games has undoubtedly all been successful.

"We have to seriously prepare the guidance so that the achievements we hope can be achieved. For this reason, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, KONI and KOI and all sports stakeholders including PBSI must immediately prepare a grand design on the development of Indonesian sports," he said.

According to the Indonesian Menpora, badminton is Indonesia's mainstay in the Olympics. And it has been proven that badminton always contributes medals at the Olympics.

"The government really hopes that this achievement can be maintained by the next management. So that our pride as a nation will still be reflected in badminton," he concluded.

Meanwhile, General Chairperson of PP PBSI for the 2016-2020 period Wiranto said he was proud to have led PP PBSI. Because through badminton, he is able to fly the flag of the Republic of Indonesia and sing the Indonesia Raya song in the international arena.

He also hopes that this year's National Conference can produce an appropriate new chairman who has the dedication and commitment so that he can improve badminton achievements.

"The National Conference can produce wise and intelligent decisions to become the foundation for the next management, for the development and improvement of national achievements that are faced with continuing to make the nation proud," said Wiranto who was present at the JHL Hotel, Serpong, Tangerang.

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