Kaesang Pangarep, the youngest child of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, has been reported to the Bekasi Police for allegedly broadcasting hate speech on YouTube.
Kaesang, who is a regular video blogger, was reported by a resident of Bekasi named Muhammad Hidayat, said Bekasi Police chief Sr. Comr. Hero Henrianto Bachtiar at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Wednesday.
Muhammad filed a report along with a YouTube video that features “a man whose face looks like Kaesang’s.”
Hero refused to give details about which video was at the heart of the complaint, arguing that the investigation was still in a preliminary stage.
Separately, National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said the police were currently trying to confirm if the man in the video in question was the President’s son.
“I do not know. However, in the report the name Kaesang is written without specifying who he is,” he said on Wednesday at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta.
Last month, Kaesang uploaded a video entitled Bapak, Minta Proyek (Father, I ask for a project) in which he criticised nepotism and intolerance.
In the video, he includes footage of children demonstrating against former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.
The video, which by Wednesday afternoon had been watched by 54, 974 people, is believed to be the one that triggered the report.