President Asks People Not to Spread Hoaxes
Date 3 Januari 2019
President Joko Jokowi requested the Indonesian people to prevent the spreading of hoaxes and slanders.
He made the statement in respond to a hoax that widely spread among public claiming that there were 7 containers from China contained 10 million voted ballots of the 2019 Presidential and Vice President Elections for candidate number 01 (Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin).
It is completely hoax. Let us not spread that kind of hoaxes and false news, President Jokowi said to reporters after handing over 2,500 land certificates to the residents in Blitar Regency, East Java, Thursday (3/1).
Chairman of the General Election Commission (KPU) Arief Budiman has also confirmed that the news is hoax.
The President reminded that Indonesia will soon hold a Presidential Election in the next three months, thus he asked everyone to remain calm and maintain peace ahead of the election.
If something like this goes on, it can bring negative effects to the public, the President concluded. (RSF / UN / OJI / RAH / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana