Bareskrim rejects Chairawan's report on Tempo Magazine

Bareskrim rejects Chairawan's report on Tempo Magazine

Jakarta (ANTARA) -
The report of the former commander of the special elite force (Kopassus) Rose Team, Maj. Gen. (ret) Chairawan Nusyirwan, in the June 10, 2019 edition of Tempo Magazine, was rejected by the Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim), while waiting for recommendations from the Press Council.

"We have been inside, discussing and consulting, and thank God our report has not been accepted, because they are waiting for recommendations from the Press Council," Chairawan's attorney, Hendriansyah, said at the Bareskrim Building in Jakarta on Wednesday.

For this reason, his client will wait for the process that is followed by the Press Council, after entering a complaint on Tuesday (11/6) to draw up a plan to be taken next.

The Press Council plans to call Chairawan and Tempo Magazine officials on Tuesday (18/6) for examination and clarification from both parties.

According to the Press Law, the punishment given to the media if its journalistic product has been proven to violate the code of ethics is ethical sanctions, not criminal, as Chairawan asked for.

Chairawan also plans to report on a number of social media accounts that accused him of being involved in the riots of the 22 May Action.

"We are looking for evidence again. It is still being sought," Hendriansyah said.

Chairawan also admitted that he objected to the mention of the Mawar Team by Tempo Magazine, even though the perpetrators allegedly involved in the riots on May 22 were only individuals. Therefore, he feels he has been treated improperly as a former commander of the Rose Team.