Not Laughing Now: Comedian on Defamation Charges
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.