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PKB reports Muslim preacher to police over alleged hate speech

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 22, 2018   /   09:26 am
PKB reports Muslim preacher to police over alleged hate speech Showing gratitude: National Awakening Party (PKB) chairman Muhaimin Iskandar (left) and United Development Party (PPP) chairman Muhammad Romahurmuziy (center) attend the launching of the autobiography of notable Islamic cleric KH Ma'ruf Amin in Jakarta on March 12. (Antara/Aprillio Akbar)

National Awakening Party (PKB) secretary-general Abdul Kadir Karding has reported Muslim preacher Yahya Waloni to the police for alleged hate speech.

On Friday, Karding came to the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) in Jakarta to report the Muslim preacher over statements he made during his sermons on Youtube. Those statements, he said, allegedly violated the 2016 law on electronic information and transactions.

He said Yahya’s sermons were provocative and insulting to vice presidential candidate Ma’ruf Amin, former West Nusa Tenggara governor TGH Zainul Majdi, also known as Tuan Guru Bajang (TGB), and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarno Putri.

“It is inappropriate for figures like Ma’ruf Amin, Pak TGB and our former president Ibu Megawati to be attacked with such derogatory and insulting statements,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

Karding submitted the video of the said sermon as evidence. He said he hoped that the police could follow up on his report as soon as possible. (ris)