TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Police announced that Youtube content creators, Rius Vernandes and Elwiyana Monica could face numerous charges in the alleged defamation case against flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia.
Head of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police criminal investigation unit Adjunct Commissioner Alexander Yurikho said that the accused is charged with Article 27 (3) jo Article 45 (3) and Article 28 (1) jo Article 45 A (1) of Law No. 19/2016 overseeing electronic information and transactions.
“According to the accuser, the two defendants have defamed [Garuda],” said Yurikho to Tempo on Thursday, July 18.
Police, he says, is currently still investigating the case, which involves Rius Vernandes uploading an Instagram story content of Garuda Indonesia’s handwritten menu served in one of his business class flights. His upload quickly went viral.
Police are still questioning four witnesses from Garuda while the questioning for Rius and Elwiyana had been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 23, after it was initially scheduled to take place yesterday.
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