EDITOR.ID, Jakarta,- The presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno again presented evidence to the Constitutional Court (MK) with the mode of making a misleading opinion or hoax related to the accusation that the 2019 Presidential Election was full of fraud.
This began with the 02 legal team who cited the opinions and research of foreign experts in their lawsuit at the Constitutional Court. However, the quotation turned out to be a lot that only fabricated fictitious or twisted.
One proof of hoax or false information made by the faction 02 in its lawsuit about fraud in the 2019 presidential election when it seemed to quote opinions from foreign experts Tom Power.
The faction 02 “sold” Doctoral candidates from the Australian National University seemed to see the worst democracy in the government of Joko Widodo, authoritarian and similar to the “Orde Baru” rulers.
Manipulation in the name of Tom Power makes the owner’s name angry and angry. Tom Power strongly denied that his research called the 2019 presidential election fraudulent and called Joko Widodo’s government bad.
On page 76 of his lawsuit, the Prabowo-Sandi team represented by his attorney quoted Tom’s opinion regarding politics in Indonesia.
In his lawsuit, Prabowo wrote that Tom highlighted the law in Indonesia used by the Joko Widodo government to attack and weaken political opponents and the re-emergence of dual military functions.
“These things for Tom Power are some of the characteristics of the new order authoritarian adopted by the Joko Widodo government,” wrote the couple’s legal counsel, citing Tom’s opinion.
From Tom’s research, the attorney 02 then indirectly concluded that the characteristics of the new order greatly enabled the 01 pair to cheat to win the 2019 presidential election.
“Explaining how the mode of election fraud in the authoritarian era was also carried out by Paslon 01, who was also the incumbent president of Jokowi, namely the deployment of the ABG strategy in the New Order era was the axis of Abri-Bureaucracy-Golkar.”
The Expert Denies
As reported by CNBC Indonesia, Tom Power explained that the article cited by the Prabowo team was the research and analysis written and published in the BIES 2018 journal article.
“But they use this article in an incomplete context,” he explained on Wednesday (6/12/2019).
He explained the article he wrote at the time did not mention and indicate indications of election fraud that took place last April, because the article was written 6 months before the Indonesian democratic party took place.
“Second, it is very difficult to conclude that the actions of the Jokowi government that I mentioned can be translated as evidence of massive and structured election fraud,” he added.
Then, his research did show an indication that the Jokowi government showed an anti-democratic attitude but he did not mention that the Jokowi government was an authoritarian regime.
“Third, I did not say that the quality of democracy in Indonesia would be better if Prabowo became president,” he ordered. (team)