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Jakarta Post

RIM chief a suspect in phone stampede

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 5 2011   /  09:00 am

Jakarta Police have named Andrew Cobham, president director of the Indonesia branch of BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM), as a suspect in the recent BlackBerry sale stampede.

South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Imam Sugianto told The Jakarta Post that Cobham was named a suspect on Tuesday last week.

The police have named three other suspects in the case, none of which have been detained.

Imam said all suspects were charged with Article 360 of the Criminal Code for negligence that caused injuries to others.

“The article warrants a jail term of less than five years, so an arrest would be unnecessary,” Imam said on Sunday.

Other suspects in the case are event organizer Edwin, mall security officer Markus and RIM security consultant Terry Burki.

On Nov. 25, RIM organized a promotion granting a 50 percent discount for its latest mo...