President Jokowi Says He is Unperturbed by Death Threat Against Him

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 13 Mei 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi accompanied by a number of high-ranking officials inspects Pandaan-Malang Toll Road project, at Singosari Toll Gate, Malang, East Java, Monday (13/5). (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of high-ranking officials inspects Pandaan-Malang Toll Road project, at Singosari Toll Gate, Malang, East Java, Monday (13/5). (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

In response to a death threat from a rally participant, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stated he was not disturbed by the threat.

According to the President, he has handed over the case to the police.

“I’m not disturbed (by the death threat). This is a fasting month. We all have to be patient. Let the police continue the legal process,” President Jokowi said in Malang, East Java, Monday (13/5).

A 27-year old man, identified as HS, said that he would behead the President during a rally in front of the office of the Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu). His action was recorded in a video that went viral in social media several days ago.

The police officers then soon arrested the man at his brother’s house at Bogor Regency, West Java, Sunday (12/5). After the investigation, the police named him a suspect and detained him at the Metro Jaya Regional Police. (DNA / RAH / ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Muhardi / M. Ersan Pamungkas

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