Monday, 17 October 2016, 23:35 WIB
'Amien Rais is not the only one who wants to bring Ahok into justice'
Rep: RR Laeny Sulistyawati, Esthi Maharani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Republika/Yasin Habibi 
Ribuan massa Kelompok Bela Islam berunjukrasa memprotes tindakan penistaan 
agama oleh Gubernur DKI Basuki Tjahaja Puranama di depan Balai Kota DKI, Jumat 

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Politician of the National Mandate Party (PAN) 
Saleh Partaonan Daulay has said there was nothing wrong with Amien Rais 
statement about the allegation of blasphemy addressed to Jakarta governor 
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok). "He (Amien Rais) was only expressing his moral 
appeal to urge the police to investigate allegations of religious blasphemy as 
demanded by the mass of protesters," said Saleh, Monday (10/17).

He said Amien was not the only one who demanding the police to take legal 
action on Ahok's religious blesphemy case. In fact, many elements of society 
and Islamic community organizations had demanded the same aspiration before the 
protest occurred in Jakarta on Friday (10/14).

Saleh asked the police to immediately arrest the perpetrator who spread hoax 
news about the order from National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian to 
investigate Amien Rais related his speech at the demonstration. "The police 
understands voicing aspiration is guaranteed by law. The protests would be 
allowed as long as it is held in peaceful way and not anarchistic," Saleh said.

Also read: MUI: Ahok statement is a blesphemy and has legal consequences

Previously, there were rumor saying Tito Karnavian has ordered the National 
Police's Criminal Investigation division for interview Amien Rais. The National 
Mandate Party founder was accused saying Indonesian President Joko Widodo 
protected Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok). Tito has denied the 
news and declared it as hoax news and as an attempt to blame him.

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