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ENGLISH

ASSIGNMENT
GROUP 4
Bagus Rivaldi
Diva Carrisa
Fransisca
Hilda Aulia
Muhammad Rafly Luviantino
Shevi Rafshanzani
THE REAL ARMY’S PEOPLE
Bono of the prominent Irish band U2 once said, is ominous. For Indon
esia, too, this month of October is a moment of grief, as the nation is scra
mbling to help thousands of survivors and search for those still missing foll
owing a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi last
week.

In such a mournful state, the Indonesian Military (TNI) will commemorate it


s 73rd anniversary on Friday. A ceremony to mark the day has been arran
ged on the premises of TNI’s Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to
be led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, also the TNI’s supreme comma
nder.
This time around the whole nation will observe the TNI anniversary quite di
fferently, perhaps, after seeing the men in uniform contribute significantly t
o the search and rescue measures and delivery of basic supplies in Centr
al Sulawesi’s regencies of Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, where
the disasters have hit hardest. Previously, the soldiers played a great role i
n humanitarian efforts, including rehabilitation, in Lombok, West Nusa Ten
ggara, where a quake demonstrated its destructing force in July.

Indeed, the human face of the TNI is unveiled when a natural disaster strik
es. Soldiers were the first to arrive, as others were unable to, to extend a h
elping hand in Aceh and Nias when a 9.8-magnitude earthquake and subs
equent tsunami wrecked the northern parts of Sumatra in December 2004.
A heavy presence of the TNI is badly needed, as evident in a number of
major disasters plaguing the country thus far, as it possess the skills and r
esources required for humanitarian missions. In the events of calamity, th
e TNI has stood ready as a shoulder to lean on, even though it desperatel
y needs more aircraft, ships and other equipment to expedite its life-savin
g operations.

That role should earn the TNI due credit and matches its doctrine, which r
efers to it as the people’s army. The TNI is said to be born from and for th
e people; the armed forces were established to protect the nation from all
forms of threat.
The nation’s collective memory of past military abuses against people the
y were supposed to guard remains intact, unfortunately, despite the TNI’s
commitment to reform. There have been attempts to heal the nagging wo
unds, including through a truth and reconciliation mechanism that proved
to work in, for example, South Africa, but to no avail, because of resistanc
e from elements in the military and those who glorify and wish to restore t
he good old days under the authoritarian New Order.

As the nation is moving forward, democracy is taking root and internal ref
orm is changing the face of the TNI, albeit slowly, settling the dark past is
mandatory, or else it will stay as a pebble in the shoe in the military-civilia
n relationship in Indonesia.
No turn around in the TNI will happen anytime soon, but as we wish t
hem many happy returns on their anniversary, we can remind them o
f the unfinished business. Our hopes for the TNI to live up to its found
ing mission as the real people’s army are alive.
PURPOSE
To inform the reader about the armies who help people that affected by ma
ny disaster in Indonesia.
GENERIC STRUCTURE
Newsworthy Event

Bono of the prominent Irish band U2 once said, is ominous. For Indone
sia, too, this month of October is a moment of grief, as the nation is scr
ambling to help thousands of survivors and search for those still missin
g following a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sula
wesi last week.
Background 1
In such a mournful state, the Indonesian Military (TNI) will commemorate its 73
rd anniversary on Friday. A ceremony to mark the day has been arranged on th
e premises of TNI’s Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to be led by Presi
dent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, also the TNI’s supreme commander.
Background 2

This time around the whole nation will observe the TNI anniversary quite differe
ntly, perhaps, after seeing the men in uniform contribute significantly to the sea
rch and rescue measures and delivery of basic supplies in Central Sulawesi’s r
egencies of Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, where the disasters have
hit hardest. Previously, the soldiers played a great role in humanitarian efforts, i
ncluding rehabilitation, in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, where a quake demo
nstrated its destructing force in July.
Source
Participant :
TNI Indonesia
In such a mournful state, the Indonesian Military (TNI) will commemorate its 73
rd anniversary on Friday. A ceremony to mark the day has been arranged on th
e premises of TNI’s Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to be led by Presi
dent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, also the TNI’s supreme commander.
Language Features
1. Information on the use of head lines
2. Using indirect sentences
- A ceremony to mark the day has been arranged on the premises of TNI’s Headquarte
rs in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to be led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, also the TNI’
s supreme commander.
- A ceremony to mark the day has been arranged on the premises of TNI’s Headquarter
s in Cilangkap.
- basic supplies in Central Sulawesi’s regencies of Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Mo
utong, where the disasters have hit hardest
- the armed forces were established to protect the nation from all forms of threat
3. Using direct sentence
- Bono of the prominent Irish band U2 once said, is ominous.
- The TNI is said to be born from and for the people.
4. Using passive sentences
- A ceremony to mark the day has been arranged on the premises of TNI’s Head
quarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to be led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, also t
he TNI’s supreme commander.

5. Using adverb passive sentences


- Soldiers were the first to arrive, as others were unable to, to extend a helping hand in
Aceh
- The armed forces were established to protect the nation from all forms of threat.
- The nation’s collective memory of past military abuses against people they were sup
posed to guard remains intact, unfortunately, despite the TNI’s commitment to reform.
6. Using Active Sentences
• In such a mournful state, the Indonesian Military (TNI) will commemorate its 73rd anni
versary on Friday.
• A heavy presence of the TNI is badly needed, as evident in a number of major disast
ers plaguing the country thus far, as it possess the skills and resources required for h
umanitarian missions.
• There have been attempts to heal the nagging wounds, including through a truth and
reconciliation mechanism that proved to work in, for example, South Africa, but to no
avail, because of resistance from elements in the military and those who glorify and wi
sh to restore the good old days under the authoritarian New Order.
• As the nation is moving forward, democracy is taking root and internal reform is chang
ing the face of the TNI, albeit slowly, settling the dark past is mandatory, or else it will
stay as a pebble in the shoe in the military-civilian relationship in Indonesia.