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Another day, another lawsuit.

Tunggul Kumoro   10 July 2017 14:30

Businessman and Indonesian Unity Party (Perindo) Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo filed a pretrial lawsuit for the determination of his suspect status by National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim).

The first hearing for the lawsuit was held in the South Jakarta District Court, Monday and the agenda was the objection reading from the applicant.

Hary himself reportedly did not attend the trial and was only represented by his legal team.

Hary’s lawyer, Munatsir Mustaman, during the hearing said the investigation on his client did not go through the usual procedure. He claimed that the notice of investigation should have been sent to the defendant and the person who reported the case within seven days, but Munatsir claimed his client only received it 47 days after the investigation was started.

“The investigation started on May 4, but the notice was sent on June 20, 47 days later,” he said.

“That violated the regulations, thus we demand the judges to cancel the notice, the police report and the naming as suspect.

Hary Tanoesoedibjo has been named a suspect of a threat case after he was proven to send several text messages that have been considered threatening to Attorney General's Office investigator Yulianto. The messages received by Yulianto when he was into PT Mobile-8 tax restitution case and Hary was a commissionaire in the company when the texts arrived.

Hary is subject to Article 29 of Law 11/2008 on Electronic Transaction Information (ITE).

On Monday, June 12 at Bareskrim, Hary Tanoe nonetheless confirmed the short message he sent to Yulianto was not a threat.

"That was not a threat. ‘I want to end the transactional law enforcement’ is a plural form, I wasn’t talking about a particular person," Hary told reporters.



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