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Jakarta Post

Prabowo urges supporters to stay away from court hearing on Friday

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 12, 2019   /  11:50 am
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A video still captured on Tuesday shows losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto asking his supporters to trust the Constitutional Court regarding the election dispute.(Courtesy of Facebook/Prabowo Subianto/-)

Losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has urged his supporters to stay away from the Constitutional Court to prevent another postelection riot before the election dispute hearing starts on Friday. "If you are a Prabowo-Sandiaga [Uno] supporter, then you don't need to go to the court," Prabowo said in a 5-minute video on his Facebook page published on Tuesday. He asked supporters to trust the court and to accept its decision with "maturity, calm and consideration for national interests". Prabowo also said that he didn't want any riots to occur, as he and running mate Sandiaga Uno were challenging the election results through legal and constitutional means. His personal call comes following the May 21-22 riots, during which eight people were killed and hundreds injured. Several groups of Prabowo-Sandi supporte...