April 26, 2021, 07.32 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has bestowed posthumous military promotions and military decorations, including the Jalasena award, on 53 fallen crew members of the sunken Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 on Monday, April 26. 

"The state will promote their military ranks to one level higher than at present and award them the nation's military honors Jalasena for their dedication and sacrifice to the country," said Jokowi via the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel.    

"The government will also provide scholarship to the children of the fallen sailors of the KRI Nanggala-402 until they receive bachelor’s degrees," the President said.

The President is deeply saddened by the death of the 53 Indonesian sailors of the sunken submarine KRI Nanggala-402.

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He emphasized that they were the best country's men who protect the country's sovereignty.

"Their dedication will lie in the hearts of the people of Indonesia," said the Jokowi.

"Hopefully the souls of the Hiu Kencana [Kencana Shark] warriors may rest in the best place beside the Almighty God and their families will be given grace, patience, and strength," said Jokowi.

Indonesia Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto confirmed on Sunday that all the crew members of the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine had died. 

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It was previously reported that the KRI Nanggala is divided into three parts, the hull of the ship, the stern of the ship, and the main parts are all separated, with the main part found cracked. There are scattered parts of the submarine and its interior in the water. 

Objects that were found by search teams on Saturday, including escape suit, a bottle of periscope lubricant and fragments of prayer mats.

"Hopefully we can continue their thorough dedication as the best Indonesian soldiers," he said.

(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Bayu Galih)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/26/12471791/pemerintah-beri-penghargaan-naik-pangkat-ke-53-awak-kri-nanggala-402-yang

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