Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 19:08 WIB

Ahok Speech Video in Thousand Islands Played during Hearing

Ahok in the hearing (Special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The judges who hold the hearing for alleged blasphemy case with the defendant Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama provide the public prosecutor the first opportunity to examine evidences in the form of videos and several documents.

The hearing which reached the 17th indeed examined the defendant as well as evidences, in the auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ragunan, South Jakarta, Tuesday (04/04/2017).

The video is Ahok’s speech video in the Thousand Islands on September 27, 2016. The video lasted only about 30 seconds. In addition, there was also video showing Ahok activities at City Hall on October 7, 2016.

Chief Justice Dwiarso Budi Santiarto allowed the video to be played. However, the judge stressed that the video is played only on part concerning the statement, "Do not believe ....." which is just a few seconds.

The video was displayed on a screen on the left side panel of judges through a projector. The judge questioned whether it was Ahok. Ahok also confirmed.

Based on the sound heard from the speakers outside the courtroom, the video was not played full, just from the middle to the end; up to the question and answer section wherein Ahok conducted a field review.

Ahok elaborated fish farming program and local government promise to advance fisheries or fish farms in the Thousand Islands. Until finally it got to the part where Ahok discussed Sura Al Maidah verse 51.

"So do not believe people, it could in ladies and gentlemen sub-conscious cannot elect me for being lied using Sura Al-Maidah verse 51, in various ways, you know," said Ahok. (*)