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PP GMKI Files Report on Sabuga Incident
TEMPO/Prima Mulia
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 | 15:46 WIB
PP GMKI Files Report on Sabuga Incident

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Central Board of Indonesian Christian Student Movement (PP GMKI) and their legal team filed a report on the Christian worship disbandment at Sabuga to the Police's Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim) on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

“We report the disbandment of the Kebaktian Kebangunan Rohani (KKR) [Christian worship] at the Sasana Budaya Ganesha Bandung Institute of Technology (Sabuga ITB),” said one of the board members, Bob Humisar Simbolon.

The disbandment was conducted by a mass organization on December 6, 2016.

The police report was made by Sahat Martin Philip Sinurat, Chairman of PP GMKI. They reported the Ahlu Sunnah Defenders (PAS) under the assumption that PAS had committed a crime against public order.

On December 6, 2016, the Sabuga Christian service was visited by 75 members of PAS around 13.00 PM local time, which demanded the worship be stopped. They staged a protest near the entrance heading to Sabuga.

After an hour, both sides made a deal to stop the service at 15.00 PM. At 15.30, congregations from the first session which consists of school students had gone home. Both sides repeatedly made deals on when to stop the service but it was finally stopped by police personnel at 20.30 PM.

After the police intervened, service congregations and members of PAS left the location. Police say that they avoided conducting firm actions in respect of the deal made by the parties involved.

REZKI A | DIKO OKTARA | M. IQBAL



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