I was stunned to read the simple and casual reply of Tempo of the May 6-12, 2019 edition to my clarification, saying that “The writer of the article, Hussein Abri Dongoran, met with you in the house on Jalan Kertanegara 4, South Jakarta, on April 17, 2019 at around 3pm.
You were even introduced to him by several executives of the coalition parties supporting Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno,” without mentioning the names of executives of the coalition parties. The editor made no check and recheck whatsoever, especially with myself.
I have a strong alibi that on April 17, 2019 I was at home in Bandung and did not travel apart from going to the polling station near my home at around 10:30am. I do not want to...