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Jakarta Post

Witnesses quizzed in George-Ramadhan case

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 5 2010   /  08:58 am

The police has begun investigating the case of the controversial author, George Junus Aditjondro, allegedly throwing a book at Jurnal Nasional chief editor Ramadhan Pohan.The police has questioned three witnesses including Ramadhan, who filed a report to the police shortly after George, reportedly losing control of his temper, suddenly raised his right hand and hit Ramadhan in the face using a copy of the book in the middle of his book launch in Jakarta.Ramadhan, while denying accusations published in the book, was said to have provoked George.“So far we’ve questioned three witnesses, including the man who filed the report,” South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Gatot Eddy Pramono said Monday.“George will be questioned last, after all witnesses have been questioned. We don’t know yet when that’ll be,” he added.George’s book, entitled Membongkar Gurita Cikeas: Di Balik Skan...