Saturday, February 6, 2010

Singer Arrested, Politician Released

The Jakarta Police has named Sammy (27), Singer in one of Indonesia's leading Pop Band Kerispatih, a Suspect in a Drug Case last Wednesday, after arresting him at his boarding house the night before.

However, Regina Andriani (27), the lady who was with Sammy that night, was released because the Police cannot prove that she also used drugs.

Lately, the media found out that Regina is the Vice Secretary of the Democrat Party (President SBY's party) in Bogor, West Java.

For detailed media reports, please click here and here.

I hope that this case will be investigated thoroughly, and those who were proven wrong shall be prosecuted based on the Anti-Narcotics Law, free from any political intervention.

Photo: Courtesy of The Jakarta Post

16 comments:

javabis99 blog bisnis online n hobby said...

Its a bad news for indonesian artist especially a singer. thanks for your share.

台中 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

H. Nizam said...

JavaBis,

Yes its a bad news indeed.

H. Nizam said...

台中,

Thank you. I am glad that you enjoyed reading my blog.

umihoney said...

Oh dear,this is sad.I enjoyed their music so much.Anyways hope this will clear up soon.Celebs have a responsibility as role model to lead a healthy and exemplary life.

colson said...

This post is fit for a recalcitrant comment on my part ( you know, being from a country with liberal laws on soft drugs )..

By the way: of course I agree with "equal treatment under the law" for both the singer and the daughter of a prominent politician. It is only I primarily doubt the wisdom of the law in this case.

Essentially I ask: Why bother?

Moderate use of cannabis is part of the lifestyle in the scene of relevant popular music. Soft drugs don't do much harm to anybody. Not as much as smoking for instance. It should be up to the individual to choose for or reject more or less dangerous habits: driving fast, bungee jumping, boozing, womanizing, smoking, using too much sugar, makinga political career, whatever.

Making drugs illegal is a Godsend to the maffia, to organized crime. And it always has failed to diminish the problem.

Of course using hard drugs is among the worst habits. But using it shouldn't be treated as a criminal offence but as a health problem.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Umi,

Thank you for coming again.
Yes, Kerispatih is one of the good quality bands. Hope they'll get another singer soon.
I wonder whether it's right to expect celebs as models for society.

H. Nizam said...

Colson,

You remind me of a warning given by a family friend to my parents in the '70s about not sending me to a school in The Hague because Holland legalized drugs.
I never touched hard core drugs, only tried 'herbal' ones but never enjoyed.
From people that I knew and died because of hard drugs, they all started with the soft(herbal)ones. Therefore I believe that if ganja/ canabis/mariyuana are legalized they would make users try the hard ones.
I agree that users should not be treated the same as criminals but should be cured. However they should be kept in certain place for certain period till they are really cured. Otherwise they would start using again. But the most important is more serious efforts to eradicate illegal drug market.

Re: the woman, according the media incl. Viva news that I linked, she is still the Vice Secretary of the Democrat Party in Bogor.

NTW said...

Wow, just wow.

H. Nizam said...

NTW,

Thank you for your visit and the WOW!

depalpiss said...

i loved Krispatih :

Berakhirlah sudah, semua kisah ini dan jangan kau tangisi lagi..

Sekalipun aku takkan kembali padamu..

Sejuta kata maaf terasa kan' percuma..

dan Rasa ku pun mati untuk menyadarinya...

let's sing....!!!

Dan Rasa ku pun matiii untuuk menyaddaaariiinyyaaa!! ....

H. Nizam said...

Depalpiss,

Yes, many of us love Kerispatih.
Let us hope they'll survive this tragedy soon.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Did you say the "Vice" Secretary?


peter

H. Nizam said...

Peter,

Yes, Vice Secretary of the Democrat Party branch in Bogor Regency.
It is equivalent to the role of Vice Secretary General at the party's central management.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

I am totally against all drugs, and tobacco products could be included, and that includes the most insidious drug of all - marijuana/ cannabis. It may well be a herb, meaning natural, but it destroys users will, undermines their ability to succeed in physical activities and is ffar more dangerous to smokers than cigarettes because of the tar, which is about ten times more concentrated - users will have lung problems when thy get older.

peter

H. Nizam said...

Peter,

I am also against the illegal use of drugs as well as the herbal stuffs.
Because Drug users would become totally depended that they would do anything incl. crimes (steal, kill) to get drugs.
Therefore, drugs not only victimize the users but also their family, friends and the society.