Islamic School Reports ‘Bikini Party’ Organizers to Police for Defamation
Jakarta. An Islamic high school in Jakarta has filed a police report against an event organizer for defamation, after it was mentioned in a controversial YouTube video advertising a party that lists bikinis as part of the dress code.
“We have filed a report on the bikini party case because the name of our school, Muhammadiyah II High School, had been improperly mentioned,” Slamet Sutopo, the school’s princial, told journalists on Monday.
Slamet said the school had never endorsed or participated in the event. He accused the event organizer, Divine Production, of defamation and violating the 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions Law.
The case began when a video emerged on YouTube advertising the event, titled “Splash After Class.” The video invited high school students to attend the party at the Media Hotel & Towers in Central Jakarta, to celebrate the end of the national exam period.
Slamet said Divine Production had sent an apology letter to the school but failed to mention who had been responsible for the event. He also said the school had prohibited students from participating in such events.
The organizers mentioned bikinis and summer clothing as the dress code but made a specific requirement that fun-seekers should not bring along weapons, alcohol or drugs.
The advertisement listed several high schools in the video, including Muhammadiyah II High School in Rawamangun, East Jakarta.
The video was removed from YouTube last week and organizers said on their Twitter account that the event was officially canceled. The organizers apologized to all who may have been offended.
Police, however, stated that they would investigate the case.
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Source: The Jakarta Globe