"Ahok must undergo the legal process and he has promised to do it," Kalla said, in response to police decision to name Ahok as a suspect in the religious blasphemy case, here on Wednesday.
The Indonesian Police named him a suspect after learning the outcome of a case screening regarding allegations against Ahok on Tuesday.
The Vice President has called on the public to follow the process calmly and peacefully.
"(He is) a suspect, not yet defined as guilty. Let us see," he added.
Ahok is named a suspect based on Section 156A criminal code or section 28(2) Law 11/2008 on Electronic Information and Transaction.
(Reported by Azizah Fitriyanti/Uu.S022/INE/KR-BSR/O001)