June 19, 2020, 05.20 PM
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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – When civil servant Ismail Ahmad posted late Indonesian President Abdurrahman ‘Gus Dur’ Wahid’s joke on the police in his Facebook account last week, he didn't expect it would earn him more than just likes.

The native of North Maluku’s Sula Islands said Indonesian National Police officers summoned him after he uploaded the joke.

“I did not think that [the police] will take offense. I found the joke funny so I posted it,” he told Kompas.com on Thursday, June 18. “I did not mean any offense.” 

Starting the joke

“There are three types of honest cops,” went Gus Dur’s joke. “Stationary [statues of] cops, sleeping cops [speed bumps], and [incorruptible late National Police chief] General Hoegeng.”

"I got a WhatsApp message from an official asking me to delete the post. So I did,” Ismail recalled.

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The police then showed up and took Ismail away over the joke.

“I cleared up the matter [with the police] and apologized,” he said. 

The police’s side of the story

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