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Police question man allegedly inventing new religion on Facebook

  • Panca Nugraha
    Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram | Mon, March 20, 2017 | 10:28 am
Police question man allegedly inventing new religion on Facebook The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad. (AP/Matt Rourke, File)

Police on Sunday questioned a man for allegedly posting a disconcerting message on Facebook that had caused public anxiety in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara.

Sabar Nababan, 46, who is registered as a lecturer with Mataram University, was investigated by police after reportedly publishing a post on the social network saying he had invented a new religion, called Angkasa Nauli.

The post includes teachings and how to cite prayers.

“We have questioned him; now we will examine whether it violates any law,” said Ampenan Police chief Comr. Sujoko Aman.

(Read also: Indonesian man broadcast his suicide on Facebook shocking netizens)

Sabar is known to have received medical treatment for mental illness since 2012, although he can still work and conduct other daily activities.

Through his Facebook page, he allegedly invited people to join the new religion, prompting another Facebook member to file a police report against him. (wit)

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