Not Laugh­ing Now: Co­me­dian on Defama­tion Charges

Indonesia Expat - - QUIRKS -

Co­me­dian Muhad­kly, also known by the name Acho, is fac­ing defama­tion charges two years af­ter tak­ing to a blog to com­plain about the apart­ment com­plex in which he lives, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal me­dia.

The comic used a blog post to com­plain about an apart­ment he bought in the Green Pra­muka City in Cen­tral Jakarta in 2013. He claimed it was sold to him with the un­der­stand­ing that 80 per­cent of the com­plex would be green space, but a fur­ther 17 tow­ers were planned to be built.

“My sug­ges­tion is to be more care­ful when pur­chas­ing a unit at the Green Pra­muka City apart­ments. I don’t want you to re­gret it be­cause I do," Muhad­kly said in the blog post.

De­vel­oper Para­mindo Se­jahtera re­ported Muhad­kly to the po­lice for vi­o­la­tions of the con­tro­ver­sial Elec­tronic and Trans­ac­tions (ITE) Law, which could see him im­pris­oned for up to six years.

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