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Prabowo Team Deems Amien Rais Summon as Criminalization Attempt
Prabowo Subijanto, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Gerindra with member of Merah Putih coalition Amien Rais , Akbar Tandjung, Aburizal Bakrie give information to media after meeting discuss direct regional election at Jakarta (9/10). Tempo/Dian triyuli Handoko
Tuesday, 09 October, 2018 | 09:08 WIB
Prabowo Team Deems Amien Rais Summon as Criminalization Attempt

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The coordinator spokesman of National Campaign Agency Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak said the police summon to Amien Rais and Said Iqbal is a wrong political attempt. Amien Rais and Said Iqbal were summoned for an investigation related to the hoax news of Ratna Sarumpaet.

“We see the summon as a wrong political attempt in the middle of this presidential election,” said Dahnil in Jalan Daksa I, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Monday, October 8.

Dahnil said Prabowo-Sandiaga coalition considered the case of Ratna Sarumpaet was cleared since the latter admitted her lie and currently undergoing legal proceedings. Ratna was detained at Jakarta Metro Police and named as the suspect since last Thursday, October 4.

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Dahnil questioned the police summons to Amien Rais and Said Iqbal. According to him, the honorary chairman of the National Mandate Party and the head of Indonesian Trade Unions Confederation (KSPI) were the victim of Ratna’s lie.

However, Amien Rais and Said Iqbal would answer the police summons. Amien would be quizzed on Wednesday, October 10, while Said today, October 9. To fulfill the summon, the campaign team’s advocate would accompany both of them.

In addition, the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) would also secure the investigation on Amien Rais. Dahnil said the campaign team and Amien Rais did not ask for the guards, but PA 212 intended to ensure Amien’s safety.

Other than PA 212, the second largest Islamic organization Muhammadiyah Youth Wing (Kokam) expressed its rage since their senior figure is being criminalized. “We hope they would stop of the politicization or criminalization against our country’s figure,” Dahnil remarked.

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