TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Police would investigate the installment of a banner, written a hashtag JKWBersamaPKI which meant Jokowi with the defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), in Tanah Abang area, Central Jakarta.
“We have taken down the banner with Bawaslu (Election Supervisory Board) today at 8 a.m,” said Tanah Abang Resort Police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Lukman Cahyono via a short message on Tuesday, December 4.
The police saw the banner as a provocative act as in which printed #PKIBerkedokPancasila (PKI hid behind state ideology Pancasila) #JKWBersamaPKI (Jokowi with PKI) #JKWHoaxNasional (Jokowi a national hoax) and others, while on the bottom it was written Prabowo-Sandi for Strong Indonesian President.
A photo of the presidential hopeful number 02 also embedded on the banner. Based on a citizen who refused to be named, the banner was installed in a tailoring house on Jalan Habsyi RT6 RW7 Kebon Kacang sub-district, Tanah Abang district on Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m local times.
“People who install the banner are a local community here,” said the women who lived in the next door.
She explained the banner was initially planned to be installed in front of her house but her family refused so. The installment was carried out during electricity outrage by several residents.
A tailor employee named Maruf (18) claimed he was asked by the police regarding the banner installment. “I do not know who install it.” Maruf saw the banner since Monday, December 3, However, he was afraid to disclose it.