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'This is not a matter of ‘not being nationalist’

High appreciation is one of the considerations for having a career abroad. As a foreign coach, Rexy receives a salary and allowances, such as health and housing.

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Rexy Mainaky, kepala pelatih tim bulu tangkis Thailand, saat konferensi pers seusai semifinal kejuaraan beregu campuran Piala Sudirman antara China dan Thailand di Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China, Sabtu (25/5/2019). Thailand kalah 0-3 dari China.

Indonesian coaches with careers abroad have frequently been accused of not being nationalist. But they make the move for the sake of their families and a better future.

"Not nationalist" comments written in incomplete sentences are received by Hendrawan, the 2001 badminton world champion, on every photo uploaded on his Instagram account. These comments still appear even though Hendrawan has been the badminton coach for the Malaysian national team since 2009.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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