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Jakarta Post

Election official attacked while conducting voter assessment in Jambi

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi   /   Tue, April 24, 2018   /   11:04 am
Election official attacked while conducting voter assessment in Jambi Preparation: A worker carries ballot boxes on Feb. 28 at the Ciamis General Elections Commission (KPUD) in West Java. (Antara/Adeng Bustomi)

An official from the Sarolangun General Elections Commission (KPU Sarolangun) was reportedly attacked while attempting to conduct voter assessment ahead of next year’s presidential and legislative elections.   

The official, identified as Ari Apriadi, was reportedly attacked in Muara Danau village, Pelawan district, Sarolangun regency, Jambi, on Friday.

KPU Sarolangun has reported the incident to police.

KPU Sarolangun head Akhyar said the attack took place in front of heads of the election organizing committee and election supervisory committee in Muara Danau village, Pelawan district.

“The victim has bruises behind his left ear,” said Akhyar on Monday.

He further explained that a day before the incident, Ari had visited the suspect, identified as Al, at his house, but the latter refused to comply with the election official’s request for voter assessment.

Ari went on to report his interaction with Al to election organizers.

The following day, accompanied by election organizer officials, Ari paid another visit to Al, who reportedly grew angry and attacked Ari.  

“We will continue the legal process,” Akhyar said. (ebf)