Finally some common sense.

Tunggul Kumoro   06 July 2017 15:15

National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin confirmed that they will not continue investigating the report by Muhammad Hidayat over Kaesang Pangarep, the youngest son of President Joko Widodo, related to an allegation of hate speech.

"There's no element [of a criminal conduct]. There will be no [further] process," said Syafruddin to reporters at the Vice President's Office, Jakarta, Thursday.

Syafruddin explained that after a process of analysis, it was found that what Kaesang conveyed and the word 'ndeso' in the video didn't violate any element in the criminal code at all.

"No, none at all. That's just made up stuff," asserted Syafruddin.

On the other hand, according to the Bekasi Police chief Sr. Comr. Hero Henrianto Bachtiar, the person who reported Kaesang, Muhammad Hidayat, himself is a hate speech suspect whose case is currently being handled by the Jakarta Police.

"[The case] is still ongoing. He's been charged with article on hate speech on 411 mass rally for mocking a police officer," said Hero.

Hero added that Hidayat's case is still in the development by the Jakarta Police and has been suspended temporarily.

In addition, according to Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Commr. Argo Yuwono, Hidayat was named suspect and arrested in Bekasi on November 15, 2016 for allegedly having led public opinion by uploading and giving provocative caption of a video showing Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. M. Iriawan when securing the November 4 mass rally.

 

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