TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police has scheduled two popular Youtube vloggers to undergo police questioning today. National air carrier Garuda Indonesia sued the two reviewers, Rius Vernandes and his fiancee Elwiyana Monica, for alleged defamation.
The vloggers uploaded a photo of a hand-written business class menu during their trip and spread it in their Instagram stories.
“They will be questioned tomorrow at 10:00,” said the Head of Soekarno-Hatta Police’s criminal investigation unit Adj. Commissioner Alexander Yurikho to Tempo yesterday.
According to the Garuda Indonesia report against the two reviewers, Rius and Elwiyana are considered to have violated Law No.19/2016 on ITE (Electronic Information and Transactions).
The carrier’s report states that the alleged defamation was conducted by the vloggers in a Garuda flight GA 715 – 417 destined for Sydney - Denpasar – Jakarta.
The article was edited on Wednesday, July 17, to revise the wrong information on one of the names of the two reviewers sued by Garuda. It should be Rius Vernandes dan Elwiyana Monica, instead of Rius and Aditio Dwi Laksono. Thank you.