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This is another example "contoh" of news item text. A news item text has a social function to tell the daily news. News item is constructed in the generic structure of NEWSWORTHY EVENT, BACKGROUND EVENT and SOURCE. A news item text can be found at news paper, magazine and other papers. Take a look at the following example "contoh" of news item text.

Student found dead in waterway in Serpong
The body of a high school student was found in a waterway on Jl. Pare in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing estate in Serpong , South Tangerang, on Wednesday.

Serpong Police chief Comr. Hibertus Omposungi identified the student as Taher Achmad, 16, from SMK Bina Kesehatan Cendakia in Tangerang. Omposungi refused to comment on the possible cause of the student’s death.

“We are still looking into the death of the student and will be sending the body to Tangerang General Hospital for an autopsy. Only autopsy results can explain the cause of death,” he said.

Note: "contoh" this news item is take from http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/04/27/student-found-dead-waterway-serpong.html

News item text is to tell the daily newsworthy. It is structured in: Event, Background event / Elaboration and Source. The following text is an example of news item.

Indonesia to Pick up Hostages from Somali Pirate
JAKARTA – Indonesia has deployed troops to the seas off Somalia to pick up its 20 sailors held hostage by pirates once the negotiations for their release are finalised, according to an official.

"The Indonesian military has sent troops to Somalia on March 23 to pick up our people and bring them home if necessary," Coordinating Ministry of Political, Security and Legal Affairs spokesman Sagom Tamboen told. "The carrier can still be hijacked once they are released," he said.

Tamboen said Jakarta sent two frigates with about 400 marines and army personnel to waters off the east coast of Africa.
Note: This example of news item text is taken from: news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110416/wl_asia_afp/indonesiapiracysomalia

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