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Police to summon BPN over Indonesia Barokah tabloid's case

Rabu 30 Jan 2019 19:55 WIB

Rep: Ronggo Astungkoro, Idealisa Masyrafina/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Spokesperson of the National Police, Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo

Spokesperson of the National Police, Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo

Foto: Republika/Ijal Rosikhul Ilmi
Copies of Indonesia Barokah tabloid were sent to mosques, Islamic boarding schools.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The National Police will summon campaign team of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, the National Winning Body (BPN) to ask for information regarding the Indonesia Barokah tabloid case. The police conducted an audit on recommendations from the Press Council and BPN's report prior to the summon.

"After that, we will summon them," said spokesperson of the National Police Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo, at The Tribrata Building, in South Jakarta, on Wednesday (Jan 30).

According to Dedi, the police will ask for information about the content, narration, and photos published in the Indonesia Barokah tabloid. Police will seek whether it has an element of discrediting them, Dedi said.


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Indonesia Barokah tabloid.

In addition, the parties to be summoned will also be questioned about whether the narrative and the content on the tabloid were true or not. If indeed these elements found, it was possible that there would be allegations of criminal violations, Dedi said.

"It is depend on the analysis results of the evidence which is currently examined by the team and various experts," he said.

Previously, the Press Council's plenary meeting on January 29, 2019 has decided that the Indonesia Barokah tabloid did not fulfill the requirements as a press company as stipulated in Law Number 40 of 1999 concerning the Press, Press Council Regulations and Journalistic Code of Ethics.

In addition, for those who feel disadvantaged by the tabloid, the Press Council invited to use other laws outside the Press Law, because in terms of administration and content, Indonesia Barokah was not a product of journalism.

Meanwhile, Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) also stated that the tabloid content was not an election violation. Even so, Bawaslu has continued to investigate it.

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