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Beaten couple to report lawmaker to ethics council for alleged assault

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 22, 2018   /   02:10 pm
Beaten couple to report lawmaker to ethics council for alleged assault Lawyer Febby Sagita (left) shows a photograph on June 21 of a scene in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, where his client Ronny Yuniarto Kosasih (wearing a black cap) and his wife were allegedly beaten by lawmaker Herman Hery from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) for unclear reasons on June 10. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

A resident, Ronny Yuniarto Kosasih, plans to report lawmaker Herman Hery to the House of Representatives' ethics council (MKD) for allegedly beating him and his wife on Jl. Arteri Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, on June 10.

Ronny’s lawyer, Febby Sagita, said the alleged attack had besmirched the reputation of the House, thus it should be processed to make a deterrent effect so no lawmaker would commit a similar crime, which reportedly also caused the victims’ children to suffer from trauma.

Febby added his client had yet to consider solving the case through mediation.

MKD member Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said on Thursday the council had received a report submitted by a resident regarding the matter.

The resident was not Ronny and his wife, Sufmi said, without revealing the name of the person who submitted the report.

The council would communicate with the police to confirm whether it was Herman who had committed the attack, Sufmi said.

Meanwhile, Ronny said his children, aged 7 and 10, who were inside the car during the incident, were traumatized after seeing the alleged attack.

“My children screamed and cried while seeing their parents being beaten,” Ronny said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

Ronny will also consult the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) about the rehabilitation of the children.

Herman, who reportedly was still outside the country, denied the accusation. (cal)