Novel Baswedan Named Suspect for Defamation

Friday, 01 September 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Novel Baswedan (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The anti-graft commissioner (KPK) investigators Novel Baswedan has been named as a suspect in defamation against KPK Investigation Director Brig. Gen. Aris Budiman. The police who have received a report from Aris has issued a letter of order to start an investigation (Sprindik) into the case.

Based on the Sprindik, the Jakarta High Prosecutors’ Office has appointed a prosecutor team to look into the case. "The Jakarta High Prosecutors’ Office has received a Sprindik on behalf of the case reporter Mr. Aris Budiman," said the Jakarta Prosecutors’ Office spokesperson Nirwan Nawawi, Thursday (31/8).

The Sprindik was received by the Jakarta Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday (31/8). In the Sprindik, Aris reported Novel for defamation against him via e-mail.

"Aris Budiman reported a defamation against him via e-mail that was done by Novel Baswedan on February 14, 2017," Nirwan said.

Novel is considered violating Law No.27 Paragraph (3) jo Article 45 Article (3) on Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE Law), and Article 310 or 311 of the Criminal Code (KUHP). After that, the prosecutors appointed the investigation prosecutors to follow up the investigation conducted by the Jakarta Police investigators. "Following up the Sprindik, the Jakarta Prosecutors’ Office will appoint investigation prosecutors to follow and monitor the investigation progress," Nirwan said.

Previously, Aris claimed that he reported Novel to the police for an e-mail about KPK internal regulations. In the letter, Novel protests against a mechanism that promotes a police officer to KPK investigator that violates the KPK internal regulations.

The similar statement was delivered by the Jakarta police spokesperson Com. Argo Yuwono. "The main issue in the e-mail is that the e-mail states that the integrity of KPK investigation director is questionable. Second, the current Investigation Director of KPK is the worst in the history of KPK," Argo said, Thursday (31/8). (dtc/mag)