Likely criminal charges against Tempo magazine for blasphemy against Christianity.
The 4th-10th February edition of Tempo magazine carried on its front cover this picture, for a story tempo titled "Setelah Dia Pergi", "After He's Gone", showing former president Soeharto having dinner with his six children:
Soeharto's Last Supper
The Last Supper
Given the picture's similarity to Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" some Christians, particularly Catholics, felt that Tempo was suggesting that Soeharto was in some way similar to Jesus Christ, and a storm erupted with Tempo management quickly apologising.
On 20th February representatives from a Christian youth group called Aliansi Mahasiswa dan Pemuda Kristen (AMPK), visited Jakarta police headquarters to give witness in police investigations into the case. Tempo magazine, or its proprietors and editors, may soon face prosecution for blasphemy against Christianity, both historical western branches of which are official religions in Indonesia. antara