Outspoken economist Rizal Ramli reported media mogul Surya Paloh (who is also the chairman of Nasdem Party) to the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (Bareskrim POLRI) for defamation. Previously, Rizal was the one reported to the police on allegation of defamation by Taufik Basari, the head of Nasdem Party’s Legal Division. But we won’t concern ourselves with this dispute. We’re more interested in what Rizal said about President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a teleconference aired by TV One last month.

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