The Jakarta Post
Wedding rings on a wooden background (Shutterstock/justsolove)
Social media posts show detained businessman Richard Muljadi tie the knot with his fiancée Shalvynne at a church in Jakarta. The screenshots, possibly taken from social media accounts of guests to the holy matrimony, gained more than 75,000 likes and over 1500 comments. Some commenters expressed their surprise seeing Richard, heir to oil, gas and mining company PT Mulia Graha Abadi, as a free man in the church, wondering if he had been released.
South Jakarta District Court chief prosecutor Supardi told kompas.com on Friday evening that he only knew that Richard was at the Drug Addiction Hospital (RSKO) in Cilandak, South Jakarta.
Supardi went on to say that his office had never issued a permission for the drug abuse suspect to conduct a wedding, adding that the latter had never requested such a permission.
Furthermore, Supardi said he would coordinate with the judge handling Richard’s case regarding the wedding.
“We have to conduct a meeting before I can make a decision, because it is the judge’s domain to issue a permission,” said Supardi, who later added Richard might not face any consequences over the matter.
“I am sure he was escorted from the hospital, but I don’t know,” he said.
Richard Muljadi (richardmuljadi/Instagram via Tribunnews)
A previous request by Richard to marry at the Jakarta Cathedral in September 2018 had been rejected by the Jakarta Police. Drug investigation director Sr. Comr. Suwondo Nainggolan had said that Richard could still get married at the detention center, like other detainees. (mut)