Jakarta. Arteria Dahlan, a politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, said President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s recent comment that democracy in Indonesia "has gone over the top" is entirely justified.
Arteria said Jokowi's statement was based on facts, not just opinions.
"The fact is some people have been undermining other people's rights in the name of democracy, and the president wants that stamped out," Arteria said in Jakarta on Friday (24/02).
Arteria pointed out this was one of the reasons why recently the news and social media have been dominated by fake news and hoaxes.
"Jokowi is not anti-democracy," he added.