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Rain shaman in Lombok sues Twitter user for defamation for saying he failed to prevent downpour during Superbike race

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A rain shaman in Lombok is on a quest to set issues straight about his skills, as he has reported a Twitter person to the police after he accused him of failing to maintain the rain away through 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 through the precise WSBK race, which befell on the Mandalika Circuit. The primary of the 2 races, which was scheduled for Saturday, was postponed by a day as a result of dangerous climate. 

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“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 mentioned in the present day. 

Damai Santoso AKA Amaq Daud filed a police report in Central Lombok in the present day. Photograph: Istimewa

A photograph of Damai was posted on-line in connection to the heavy rain that occurred through the grand prix, with at the very least one netizen accusing him of failing to do his job. With Damai protecting of his fame, some members of his household felt like he was slandered, encouraging him to press expenses towards the Twitter person.  

Redho Rizki, a police officer on the Central Lombok Precinct, confirmed that authorities have obtained Damai’s criticism, accusing the Twitter person of defamation. 

“My hope is that the perpetrator shall be discovered quickly and apologize about what he posted [because] it wasn’t what truly occurred,” the shaman mentioned. 

Underneath Indonesia’s controversial Info 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 in style in Indonesia, as they’re typically employed by organizers to maintain outside occasions dry.

Additionally Learn ⁠— Heavy rain and water puddle humping: Essentially the most memorable moments from Mandalika circuit’s inaugural grand prix

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