Thursday, 17 October 2019

Police to Look into Bahar bin Smith's Remark on President Jokowi



Laila Afifa

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  • Bahar bin Smith. ANTARA/Raisan Al Farisi

    Bahar bin Smith. ANTARA/Raisan Al Farisi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Police said the East Java Police would look into Bahar bin Smith’s recent remark against President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and determine whether it could be categorized as a threat.

    “The East Java Police will investigate the remark. If it is categorized as a threat it will be processed,” National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said in his office on Friday, March 15, 2019.

    Bahar made the remark as he claimed the case implicating him—in which he is suspected of assaulting two youngsters—was unfair and laden with political contents. 

    Read: Alleged Child Abuser Bahar bin Smith Threatens President Jokowi

    The leader of Tajul Alawiyyin pesantren (Islamic boarding school) said the case was a form of legal injustice of President Jokowi.

    “Wait until I am out and he will taste how hot my tongue is onstage” Bahar bin Smith said.