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Jakarta Post

Jokowi supporters report singer Ahmad Dhani for alleged defamation

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 7, 2016   /  08:48 am
Jokowi supporters report singer Ahmad Dhani for alleged defamation Members of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's supporters organization speak to the press after filing a complaint over alleged defamation involving singer and composer Ahmad Dhani at Jakarta Police headquarters on Nov. 7. (Tempo/Yohanes Paskalis)

Representatives of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's People’s Soldiers (LRJ) and Pro-Jokowi supporters filed a complaint against singer and composer Ahmad Dhani to Jakarta Police on Monday morning over alleged defamation during the Nov. 4 mass rally.

"We have handed in visual evidence in the form of video file to police investigators," LRJ chairman Riano Oscha said as quoted by

According to Riano, Dhani's speech during the rally demanding the immediate incarceration of inactive Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama for blasphemy allegations, has violated the law for degrading the President.

Dhani's speech that was circulated over social media networks allegedly showed him insulting the President for the latter’s reluctance to meet with the protesters last Friday.

Riano said his organization did not contact Dhani in relation to their complaint. (dmr)