Tribunlombok.com journalist who works in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) experienced intimidation to delete news that had been published in her media. A journalist received a request to delete the news from one of the National Army officers (TNI) in NTB.
This incident began when journalists wrote news about alleged shootings carried out by the National Army officers at a cockfighting gambling venue in Bima Regency, on Wednesday 31 May 2023. As a result of the shooting, one of the residents reportedly suffered a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. The journalists then immediately confirmed it with the victim and the victim's family. The victim's family then confirmed that the shooting incident was allegedly carried out by members of the National Army officer, who served at Pangdam Udayana.
The incident was confirmed by the victim's family and the Military District Commander. Journalists tried to confirm with the Military District Commander but were unsuccessful. The journalist, informed Intel and the Military District Commander, who provided a press statement. Still unsuccessful.
The journalist then sent the news to the editor of tribunlombok.com. However, after the news was published, unknown numbers contacted the journalist, who asked for the news to be taken down or retracted.