The formation of a Working Group regarding changes to the National Olympic Committee of Indonesia (NOC Indonesia) statute and bylaws was one of the key results from the Annual Members’ Meeting held on Tuesday (8/3) in Serpong, South Tangerang.
The Working Group will consist of five members, two from the NOC, two representatives of National Federations (NFs), in this case Porlasi (sailing) and PBSI (badminton), and one expert to be appointed by the NOC.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, commended the result of the Annual of Members’ Meeting.
“I appreciate the efforts of Raja Sapta Oktohari and NOC Indonesia’s leadership in holding the Annual Members’ Meeting. I would also like to commend the formation of the Working Group to explore changes to NOC’s statutes and bylaws in accordance with the new legal basis, the sporting law,” said Zainudin in his closing remark.
“Everyone must adapt to the new rule. So, I salute NOC Indonesia in quickly anticipating this. Every stakeholder must work together going forward as the Sporting Law is the soul of the National Sports Grand Design,” added Zainudin.
President of NOC Indonesia, Raja Sapta Oktohari, believes changes to the statutes and bylaws are necessary, to sync the organization with the law and to keep the organization’s regulation up to date with the current development.
“We received a lot of suggestions from our members regarding sports governance, so we need to improve on this to achieve bigger and better things. We also recognize the need to coordinate with various ministries such as the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, and other relevant institutes. The challenge going forward is to produce athletes by design, not by accident,” said Okto.
Okto also reiterated NOC Indonesia's commitment to work for each member and athlete, specifically to increase Indonesia's achievement in international sporting events.
"We will give our best shot so Indonesia's stature in the international sporting world will continue to grow. We will increase our communications with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Association of NOC (ANOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF). We will also conduct more sports diplomacy with International Federations (IFs) and other NOCs to explore partnership opportunities," Okto added.
"I will continue our effort to put more members in international organizations, both in Asia or IFs, so that we can advance Indonesia's interest in the sporting world. I will also bring more world-class events to Indonesia, whether a single-sport, multi-sport, or World Championships," Okto concluded.
Since September 2021, NOC Indonesia has established partnerships with six International Federations (IFs) such as Judo, Cycling, Teqball, Surfing, Esports, and Sport Climbing, along with two NOCs.
The meeting also saw the members’ approving the NOC’s 2021 Work and Financial Report.