Suara.com – The governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, was one of the leaders who rejected the arrival of the Israeli national team at the 2023 U-20 World Cup. Due to the massive rejection by the Israeli national team, from a number of parties up to the governor, FIFA decided to cancel Indonesia as the host.
There are at least five reasons why Governor Wayan Koster refused the presence of the Israeli national team. In fact, he has signed a commitment with FIFA regarding Bali becoming one of the U-20 World Cup venue locations in the country, including the draw or draw.
Apart from that, Governor Koster also sent a letter to the Ministry of Youth and Sport, in which it stated firmly his rejection of the Israeli national team. This is believed to be one of the reasons FIFA canceled the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
Especially in FIFA’s official letter, written the sentence ‘seeing the current situation’, which FIFA believes that the situation in Indonesia is not conducive. Without a doubt, the public considered Koster’s figure to be guilty and triggered FIFA to make this painful decision.
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Here are 5 reasons for Wayan Koster to refuse the presence of the Israeli National Team in his territory:
Security threats in Bali
In his refusal, Governor Koster said that the arrival of the Israeli national team had the potential to become a threat and trigger security disturbances in Bali. The threat in question can be open or closed.
Koster emphasized that his party would not tolerate potential disturbances that could threaten the security and safety of its citizens on the Island of the Gods.
In the name of President Soekarno
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Koster continued, his attitude of rejection of Israel was claimed to be in accordance with the mandate of the 1945 Constitution, which the first President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno.
Bung Karno had indeed stated that Indonesia would always defend Palestine, and fight against Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
Indonesia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel
Koster also reminded the public that until now Indonesia had no diplomatic relations with Israel.
In addition, the number one person in Bali also emphasized that Israel’s aggression against Palestine is not in line with Indonesian political policies.
Israel colonizes Palestine
On one occasion, Koster openly revealed other reasons related to his rejection of the Israeli national team’s arrival at the U-20 World Cup.
This PDIP politician said that Israel bluntly occupied Palestine, so the Israeli national team should not have participated in the U-20 World Cup
It doesn’t end there, another reason Governor Koster is believed to have changed FIFA’s decision is the bomb issue. Koster is said to still have deep trauma from the Bali Bombing incident in Legian, Badung, where acts of terrorism occurred
As a leader, Koster was considered to have received various inputs regarding various potential escalation of threats, so that the fear of the bomb being conveyed became a “scourge” for FIFA.
Contributors : Syifa Khoerunnisa