Jakarta (ANTARA) - Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno National Winning Body spokesman Andre Rosiade refuted media reports claiming that Prabowo had left Indonesia for Brunei Darussalam, clarifying that a photograph circulated by the media was not a recent one.
"Mr Prabowo is still in Indonesia. He is presently at his home on Kertanegara IV Street, Jakarta," he informed ANTARA here on Saturday while tendering a clarification over reports of the presidential candidate number 02 in Brunei being circulated across several news portals.
Subianto is at his home on Kertanegara IV Street from morning to evening and thereafter returns to his residence in Hambalang area of Babakan Madang Subdistrict, Bogor District, West Java Province, in the evening, Rosiade revealed.
The spokesman reaffirmed that Subianto is still in Indonesia to stay abreast of the ongoing processes of the recent parliamentary and presidential elections.
Speaking in connection with the photo circulated by several online media and social media platforms that showed Subianto and his entourage at an overseas airport's arrival terminal, Rosiade noted that it might have not been a recent one.
"The photo is likely to be an old one. I do not know when it was taken," he remarked.
On Friday, Berkarya politician Siti Hediati Hariyadi, or Titiek Soeharto, stated that as far as she knew, Subianto was in Indonesia, as he had no reason whatsoever to travel abroad at the moment.
"To the best of my knowledge, he is in Indonesia. However, please seek information from Kertanegara (Prabowo Subianto's home)," she stated, adding that linking the photo to Indonesia's current political situation was irrelevant.
According to ANTARA's observation, Seword.com is an online media site that had published several articles on Subianto's travel to Brunei, with one of them titled "Prabowo runs away: legal case and potential unrest" written by Alifurrahman.
As revealed in https://seword.com/politik/prabowo-kabur-kasus-hukum-dan-potensi-kerusuhan-fxaflu_p0, the photograph for which Rosiade had offered a clarification was published to support Alifurrahman's article.
In response to this article on the Seword.com site, spokesman of the Prabowo-Sandi pair Dahnil A. Simanjuntak rubbished the content, stating that Subianto had offered his Friday prayer in Hambalang and carried out his activities until evening at his home on Kertanegara IV.
According to his Twitter account, Simanjuntak confirmed that "the proliferated photos showing that Subianto is traveling abroad are valid, but they are the old ones," but he accused Seword.com of engaging in slander and spreading hoaxes.