PREMIUMIn 2020, mixed-nationality families more eager to push for dual citizenship

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Facebook #CitizenshipLaw #citizenship #Indonesia #lawmaker #HouseOfRepresentatives #DualCitizenship dual-citizenship citizenship-law citizenship house-of-representatives Mixed-nationality families under the Aliansi Pelangi Antar Bangsa (APAB) aim to be more assertive this year in pushing the House of Representatives to revise the 2006 Citizenship Law and list it in next year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), so that members of mixed families can obtain dual nationality.APAB head Nia Schumacher said the urge to push for a revision was based on the House’s decision to incorporate the amendment of Citizenship Law in its 2020-2024 Prolegnas during the House’s plenary session on Dec. 17, 2019, along with another 247 bills on the list.She also urged the House to expedite the deliberation of the bill as there had been no significant progress by lawmakers in following up on the call for dual citizenship, which the organization had demanded since 2002.To persuade lawmakers to finally revise the law next year, the organizati… Log in with your social account Topics :last_img read more

Los Angeles Lakers take Ingram and Zubac, but nobody’s got the answers to the draft at this point

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> At some point we’ll understand the science of it all, but on Thursday night, the NBA draft was art. Whether it’s Mona Lisa or Dogs Playing Poker, it’s all in the beholder’s eye.In such a fact-free and opinion-rich zone, all questions and answers are equal. Including these:— Is Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick, similar to Kevin Durant? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error — Physically, yes, and Ingram aspired to be Durant as he grew up (but not out) at Kinston (N.C.) High. And they both were No. 2 picks. But they aren’t the same player. Durant has more jagged-edge explosiveness than Ingram (or anybody else). Ingram is probably more sophisticated, having played point forward at Kinston and for much of his only season at Duke. “He was the player I wanted,” coach Luke Walton said, having flipped for Ingram’s ability to read situations defensively and come off his man to block shots. “You have to be a pretty intelligent player to do that.”— Is Ben Simmons, the first overall pick, similar to Grant Hill?— Yes. They’re both basketball players.— Where will Kevin Durant play next year?— If money and winning mean anything, it should be Oklahoma City. The Thunder can pay Durant more than anyone else can, and they shipped the increasingly irrelevant Serge Ibaka to Orlando for the rights to low-post artist Domantas Sabonis, former No. 2-overall pick Victor Oladipo and hard rebounder Eryan Ilyasova. That’s your 2017 preseason favorite right there.center_img — How many players were compared to Draymond Green on Thursday night?— Almost as many as were drafted ahead of Green three years ago (34).— Was Ingram the right pick for the Lakers?— Probably. You might have conjured up a case for Buddy Hield, just to give the lineup a little maturity, but adulthood is not just a matter of age (Nick Young). There’s a certain gravity to the 18-year-old Ingram. But who are we kidding? Anybody in the Top 10 would have been a Godsend for a club that was 30th in NBA scoring, 30th in field goal percentage, 30th in 3-point field goal percentage, 29th in point differential and 29th in field goal percentage defense.— Is general manager Mitch Kupchak sold on Ingram?— Of course he was, but then he said he couldn’t make a judgment on Simmons because Simmons didn’t work out for the Lakers. But even though Kupchak left North Carolina 40 years ago, there’s something about Duke that catches in his throat. “He came from, some people say, a well-respected program,” Kupchak said. He did draft Ryan Kelly, after all.— How did Kupchak feel about the Clippers picking Brice Johnson at 25?— Probably not very good. The Clippers didn’t have a 6-foot-10 guy who can catch, run, rebound and shoot. Johnson can do all that and played four years on a big stage at North Carolina.— Does Ivica Zubac, the Lakers’ second-round pick, have a shot?— There’s certainly a void he can fill, and his heart will be in it. The 19-year-old Croatian center idolized the Lakers and says he intends to play here next season. He also watched Kobe Bryant’s goodbye game at 4. a.m. “even though I had practice at 10 a.m.,” and had Bryant, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace and Andrew Bynum jerseys. Where is the Bynum jersey now? “Underneath some of my other clothes,” he said.— What player should have stayed in school?— Tough question, because nobody can justify telling anybody to turn down the money. From a basketball standpoint, Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere might have parlayed a sophomore year into a Top 5 spot in 2017. Instead, he drifted to 28th (Phoenix). But in doing so, Labissiere joins Washington’s Marquese Criss and Croatia’s Dragan Bender as Phoenix loads up on young, tall skill. If you want to second-guess somebody, how about the draft experts who had Labissiere going No. 1 in preseason?— Which team in the West improved itself most?— If Minnesota hangs onto Kris Dunn, the point guard it took with the No. 5 pick, it could explode to 45-50 wins. If it winds up packaging Dunn and trading him to Chicago for Jimmy Butler, even better.— What is the state of American basketball?— Not real good, according to NBA general managers. Seven of the first 16 picks came from elsewhere. Players from The Bahamas, Australia, and Croatia were taken before anybody from Kentucky.— last_img read more