TANGERANG, KOMPAS.com – Ahmad Mumtaz Rais, the son of Amien Rais was reported by the Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Pamolangi Nawawi to the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police.
This report was confirmed by the Head of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police Commissioner Adi Ferdian Saputra.
The report originated from an argument on the plane.
“He (Pamolangi Nawawi) stopped at Polsub sector Terminal 3, then he told about the incident that he knew,” he said when contacted Kompas.com, Friday (14/8/2020).
Adi Ferdian said Pamolangi was still reporting verbally.
“So that night he only conveyed that there was an incident (quarrel),” he said.
The airline Garuda Indonesia has issued a statement regarding the dispute between Ahmad Mumtaz Rais and Pamolangi Nawawi.
President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Irfaniaputra, said that the chronology of the conflict between the two passengers took place on the Gorontalo-Makassar-Jakarta route flight number GA 643.
At that time, one of the business class passengers used a mobile phone when the plane was boarding from Gorontalo and while refueling or refueling.
Then the cabin crew reprimanded the passenger three times. But it was ignored until finally another passenger reprimanded the passenger who used the cellphone.
“This resulted in other passengers who were also in business class to also reprimand the passengers, resulting in arguments between passengers,” said Irfan, without naming him.
Irfan said Garuda Indonesia respects the legal process between the two hostile passengers.
His party will cooperate in providing information to the police if needed.
He stressed that it would not tolerate those who deliberately violated aviation safety rules.
“We believe that the commitment to implementing safety in flight operations can run optimally with the support and participation of all passengers in complying with the applicable aviation safety rules,” he said.