Suara.com – Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan’s lawyer, Juniver Girsang, said that his client would deny a number of things when testifying at the trial for the defamation case with the defendants Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidityanty today, Thursday (8/6/2023).
One of the things that will be denied is Luhut’s involvement as a ‘lord’ in the mining business vortex.
“Explaining that the podcast says that Luhut is a lord, Luhut is playing a mine, Luhut is categorized as a criminal. We explain that all of that is not true and that is defamatory slander and fake news,” Juniver said when contacted, Thursday (8/6/2023) .
Juniver said he would accompany Luhut in today’s hearing. Luhut’s denial was also included in the investigation report (BAP) at the police.
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“Yes, according to the BAP,” Juniver said.
As is known, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is scheduled to testify at the trial of Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanty.
The trial was related to Luhut’s defamation case. The trial was held at the East Jakarta District Court (East Jakarta District Court), Thursday (8/6/2023) at 10.00 WIB.
Luhut’s attorney, Juniver Girsang, confirmed that his client would appear at the trial.
“Yes (Luhut) is present. We will meet,” Juniver said when confirmed.
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Juniver said that Luhut had not made any special preparations. He stated that Luhut was ready to testify.
“No need for special preparation, just normal. Ready to be examined as a reporting witness,” said Juniver.
Previously, the panel of judges for the East Jakarta District Court decided to postpone the trial of the Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan defamation case with the defendants Haris and Fatia which should have been held on Monday (29/5/2023).
This is because the Chief Judge of Cokorda, Gede Arthana, said that the reporting witness in this case, Luhut, was unable to attend for questioning because he was still abroad.
“This trial has been postponed according to this letter, namely after the 7th, to be precise, the 8th, Thursday, June 8, 2023,” said Chief Judge Cokorda in the East Jakarta District Court (PN East Jakarta) courtroom, Monday (29/5/2023).