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Police seizes Ratna Sarumpaet medical record

Kamis 11 Oct 2018 21:37 WIB

Rep: Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

    Suspect on hoax case Ratna Sarumpaet (center) escorted by police officers after performing psychological test at Jakarta Metro Police headquarters prison, Jakarta, Wednesday (Oct 10).

Suspect on hoax case Ratna Sarumpaet (center) escorted by police officers after performing psychological test at Jakarta Metro Police headquarters prison, Jakarta, Wednesday (Oct 10).

Foto: Antara/Reno Esnir
Ratna Sarumpaet has been arrested as suspect of hoax case.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Jakarta Police investigator seized medical record of activist Ratna Sarumpaet, who become a suspect in hoax (fake news) case. Her medical record that was taken from Bina Estetika Hospital, Jakarta, contained information about plastic surgery.

“We take Ratna’s medical record after obtaining approval from the court,” said Jakarta Police spokesman Argo Yuwono on Thursday (Oct 11).

Argo said the medical record would be used as evidence to strengthen the suspicion of Ratna. However, he could not explain details of Ratna’s medical record as it was part of the investigation material that would be revealed on the trial.

Also read: Being examined on Ratna case, Amien Rais gets 30 questions

The case started when Ratna who was one of spokepersons of Prabowo-Sandiaga campaign team decided to have cosmetic surgery on September 21 without any consent of her families. The next day, a picture of her with swollen face circulated on social media. To her families, she claimed it was a result of an assault happened in Bandung, West Java.

She kept her secret for a week. Ratna also hide the truth from her politician friends, including Amien Rais, Prabowo Subianto, and Fadli Zon. On October 2, Fadli tweeted about the assault and it catched public attention.

Later that night, Ratna met Prabowo and his national campaign team to clarified about the incident. Ratna did not tell the truth yet. Prabowo then stood for her, saying he would met national police chief to discuss the case.

According to chairwoman of the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno campaign team, Nanik S. Deyang, the incident had taken place on Sept 21, near Husein Sastranegara International Airport. However, on October 3, police found out that Ratna had not been in Bandung that day, but at Jakarta hospital specializing in cosmetic surgery.

Ratna then admitted to have lied. She said pictures of her swollen eyes that went viral were the result of liposuction and apologized to Prabowo and public for her deception.

Jakarta Police arrested Ratna when she was about to take a flight to Chile at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, to attend international playwrights conference on Thursday (Oct 4). She was named as a suspect under Article 14 Law No. 1/1946 on criminal law regulations and Article 28 juncto Article 45 Law No. 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE).

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