Three Indonesian officers demoted after wives post comments on security minister attack hinh anh 1Military personnel carry Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto to a helicopter to be medevaced after he was attacked in Pandeglang, Banten on October 10. (Photo: AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian military has taken disciplinary action against three of its members after their spouses raised doubt on social media over attack on October 10 in Banten on Chief Security Minister Wiranto by an Islamic militant.

Chief of staff of the Indonesian Army Gen. Andika Perkasa said on October 11 that Col. Hendi Suhendi, who headed the Kendari Military District Command in Southeast Sulawesi, and Sgt. Z. of the Horse Calvalry Batalion in Bandung, West Java, had been demoted and would be detained for 14 days by the Military Police.

He added that their wives would be reported to police for violating the Electronic Information and Transactions Law.

The same time, the Indonesian Force posted an announcement on its official website stating that it had removed Chief Warrant Office Y.N.S, a member of the Military Police stationed at Muljono Air Force Base in Surabaya, East Java, from his post after his wife, spread negative content on social media.

In a Facebook posting on October 10, the officer’s wife questioned whether the attack on Wiranto may have been staged to distract the public before the inauguration of President Joko Widodo for second term on October 20.

The Air Force has reported her to the Sidoarjo Police for spreading hate speech and false information.

Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said earlier this year that about 3 percent of the country’s military personnel may have been radicalised based on religion./.