A rain shaman in Lombok is on a quest to set issues straight about his talents, as he has reported a Twitter consumer to the police after he accused him of failing to maintain the rain away throughout the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) over the weekend.
The rain shaman in query, Damai Santoso AKA Amaq Daud, claimed that he was by no means requested to carry out his service throughout the precise WSBK race, which occurred on the Mandalika Circuit. The primary of the 2 races, which was scheduled for Saturday, was postponed by a day attributable to unhealthy climate.
“I used to be by no means requested to be the rain shaman by the race organizer, however why is it [that the Twitter user] used my picture as if I used to be the rain shaman for the race? And there have been additionally phrases of ridicule [against me],” Damai said today.
A photograph of Damai was posted on-line in connection to the heavy rain that occurred throughout the grand prix, with at the very least one netizen accusing him of failing to do his job. With Damai protecting of his status, some members of his household felt like he was slandered, encouraging him to press costs in opposition to the Twitter consumer.
Redho Rizki, a police officer on the Central Lombok Precinct, confirmed that authorities have obtained Damai’s criticism, accusing the Twitter consumer of defamation.
“My hope is that the perpetrator will probably be discovered quickly and apologize about what he posted [because] it wasn’t what truly occurred,” the shaman mentioned.
Below Indonesia’s controversial Data and Digital Transactions Act (UU ITE), defamation is against the law punishable by as much as 4 years in jail.
Although there has by no means been any scientific proof backing up their claims, rain shamans are widespread in Indonesia, as they’re typically employed by organizers to maintain outside occasions dry.