Rasyid Rajasa Escapes Jail Time, Receives 6-Month Probation Sentence
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Rasyid Rajasa Escapes Jail Time, Receives 6-Month Probation SentenceThe son of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy Hatta Rajasa will not serve any jail time for causing a traffic accident that killed two people in January, as long as he is not found guilty of another crime within the next six months.
A panel of judges at the East Jakarta District Court on Monday sentenced Rasyid Rajasa, 22, to six-months of probation and ordered him to pay a Rp 12 million fine. The university student will face five months in jail if he breaks the sentence.
Prosecutors in the case had sought an eight-month jail term and one-year probation for Rasyid.
Suharjono, who led the panel of judges, said that Rasyid was found guilty of violating the 2009 Law on Traffic and Road Transportation by causing a road accident that left fatalities.
The judge added that the convict did not have to serve the jail term unless he failed to pay a Rp 12 million ($1233) fine or if he was found guilty of another crime within the six-month probation period, according to Kompas.com.
“The punishment will only be carried if before the six months expire starting from the date of the verdict, the convict is proven guilty of another crime,” said Suharjono, as quoted by Kompas.com.
Rasyid’s car rammed into a parked minivan on the side of the Jagorawi toll road early on the morning of Jan. 1, 2013. Two people on board the minivan died in the incident and three others were injured.
Suharjono defended the lenient sentence saying that it was based on the principle of justice and in consideration of the testimony of the 17 witnesses.
Rasyid made no comment after the verdict, leaving the court room through the backdoor under tight police escorts.
CommentsRoland6:54pm Mar 25, 2013
NO surprise actually there.
IN the middle of the court case (it was not reported in JG though) Rasjid Rajasa told the judges that he considered the accident an act of God and additionally that he had paid already blood money for the victims and that he will pay for the education of some others until university level (where he got the money for all this was of course NOT mentioned).
Also to note that in the meantime the minivan was parked on the side of the road (which was never reported before) and that there have been 17(!!!) witnesses for this accident.
In any case, the outcome of this court-case was quite predictable from the beginning and it is also to note that the already lenient demand of the prosecution got even further reduced by an EXTREMELY understanding panel of judges.
So, my best guess, his wave of utter remorse and depression is now over and he can go on well with his life.
Who cares about those two dead - just the nameless plebs ...