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Jakarta Post

Prabowo to present ‘unexpected’ witnesses in court

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 17, 2019   /  09:52 am
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Prabowo Subianto's chief lawyer Bambang Widjojanto (right) has a discussion with his team during the first hearing of the 2019 presidential election result dispute at the Constitutional Court on Friday. (JP/Donny Fernando)

Ahead of the second hearing on June 18, losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's legal team has announced it will present 30 witnesses at the Constitutional Court to support the appeal against the 2019 presidential election result. The Prabowo campaign team said all of the witnesses would be “unexpected” and could strengthen its argument that incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin committed structured, systematic and massive fraud. "We have prepared them […] There will be witnesses who will give surprising testimonies," said campaign team member Priyo Budi Santoso on Saturday. Priyo said one of the possible witnesses would be Adj. Comr. Sulman Aziz, a former Pasirwangi Police chief in Garut, West Java, who said in March that the top brass of the local police had ordered him and fellow district police chiefs in Ga...