The Supreme Court’s Objection
THE cover story article of Tempo of the July 16-22, 2019 edition entitled The BLBI Whirlwind, on page 16 reads: “A law enforcer at the Supreme Court explained that when the case entered the Court in January, it immediately received special attention from Chief Justice Hatta Ali.
UNLIKE what is typical for other cases, he said, it was Hatta who chose the three justices for panel, not the chairman of the criminal chamber. According to the same source, the appointments of non-career judges for the panel was out of the ordibary. “It was odd,” he said”
We deem it necessary to point out that the report was not true and not accurate so that it ran counter to the actual fact for the following reasons.