TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - House of Representatives Deputy Chairman Fahri Hamzah and Fadli Zon were reported to Jakarta Police on Monday, March 12, for allegedly spreading hoaxes and SARA hate-speech. Accompanied by legal counsel from Cyber Indonesia, Muhammad Rizki sued both due to the content of their post on social media Twitter account named @FahriHamzah and @FadliZon.
"Today we make a suit as there are allegations of ITE law violation," said Rizki in Jakarta Police Headquarter, South Jakarta, Monday, March 12.
In those social media account, Fahri Hamzah and Fadli Zon uploaded a retweet from Jawa Pos news which was later clarified. "The media has clarified and revoked the news, but we deeply regret FH and FZ as state officials kept the hoax news," said Rizki.
Rizki asserted his legal suit against the two people's representatives could be taken as a lesson for society to not spread false news. He put an example of the group arrested for distributing hoaxes.
Fadli Zon and Fahri Hamzah retweeted a Twitter account named @jawapos which stated "MCA Head is Ahoker. So that's like a pot calling a kettle black and confessed as a Muslim. @DivHumas_Polri should handle this case. Do not damage the Police name by attacking religious identity".
The lawsuit reported by Muhammad Rizki was numbered LP/1336/III/2018/PMJ/Dit. Reskrimsus. Fadli Zon and Fahri Hamzah allegedly violated Article 28 (2) Jo Article 45 (2) of Law No. 19/2008 about the Information and Electronic (ITE).