Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi says the Online Public Complaints and Aspiration Services (Lapor) system is evidence of the government's commitment to improving service delivery to the public. (Antara Photo/Novrian Arbi)

Minister Drops Police Report Against Teacher Threatening His Life


MARCH 10, 2016

Jakarta. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi has decided to drop a police report against a Central Java teacher who allegedly sent threatening text messages to him, his personal secretary said on Thursday.

The decision came after 38-year-old Mashudi, a non-permanent teacher at a senior high school in Brebes district who was arrested last week, apologized through a letter and video, Yuddy's secretary Reza Fahlevi said.

"Yuddy, as a state official, forgave Mashudi for what he did," the secretary told reporters at the Jakarta Police headquarters. "I am assigned to come here to revoke the report [against Mashudi]."

Reza filed the report in late February against the teacher, whom police said repeatedly threatened Yuddy between December and February because he was disappointed with the minister's decision not to promote him to become a permanent employee.

The Jakarta Police's special crimes unit director Sr. Comr. Mujiyono confirmed Thursday's decision, saying: "The two parties have reconciled today."

The officer confirmed that Mashudi will be released from custody but it was unclear whether the criminal case against him would also be dropped.