In March 2019, the South Jakarta District Court registered a default lawsuit filed against then-presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. Registered as the plaintiff is one Djohan Teguh Sugianto, a businessman, and at the heart of the dispute is a conditional stock purchase and sale agreement between the two men. The lawsuit was filed less than a month before the 2019 election took place, and because of that, when the news about the lawsuit was made public, allegation emerged that the lawsuit had a political motive. However, the plaintiff, through his legal counsel, dismissed the allegations, and until now, the case examination process is still ongoing. During the hearing held on July 2, 2019, finally Prabowo’s legal counsel was present, and the Panel of Judges asked the parties to resolve the dispute during the mediation stage which will last for the next 30 days.
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