On Monday, May 15, 2023, Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi reportedly asked a Kompas TV journalist to delete a video he recorded while covering crew and Hajj officer training and outreach activities in Bandar Lampung for the 2023 Hajj pilgrimage.
Arinal asked Kompas TV journalists to remove the footage in front of ASN and Haj officers. Arinal was reading a speech on the podium to start the action.
As he spoke, Arinal yelled with the Hajj officer for not listening.
I request officers listen first. This Allah order is being followed. “I have orders from the minister of religion, cross it out if you are playing around," stated Arinal.
Arinal then looked at the reporters and chastised Kompas TV Lampung journalist Roma Afria Idham for recording his comments.
"Delete everything before going viral. Having a headache. Suddenly, it gets viral. Arinal suggested the governor would become a netizen if he got furious.
In addition, public officials should respect journalists' Per Law-protected labor.