FACT CHECK: Ahok is officially fired from Pertamina, directly led by Erick Thohir and Megawati, is that true?

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok was reportedly officially removed from the post of President Commissioner of PT Pertamina (Persero).

It is said that the dismissal of Ahok was carried out directly by BUMN Minister Erick Thohir and Megawati Soekarnoputri.

This claim was spread through a video uploaded by the KANAL BERITA YouTube channel on Saturday (18/3/2023).

In his upload, the YouTube channel, which now has more than 86 thousand subscribers, wrote the following title, “AHOK OFFICIALLY FIRED FROM PERTAMINA // IMMEDIATELY LEADED BY ERIK TOHIR AND MEGAWATI ??”

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Meanwhile, the thumbnail of the video that was shared also read a similar caption, “AHOK IS OFFICIALLY FIRED FROM PERTAMINA. MEGAWATI AND ERIK TOHIR LEAD IMMEDIATELY FIRED AHOK”.

So is this claim true?


Based on an investigation by metro.Suara.com, the claim by Erick Thohir and Megawati that they officially fired Ahok from Pertamina is not true.

This is because the 8-minute 4-second upload does not describe and provide valid evidence regarding the claims that have been written in the title and thumbnail of the video.

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This show actually contains several different pieces of video that are edited into one.

Apart from that, the narrator in this video only quotes and reads an article entitled FACT CHECK: Witnessed by Megawati, Erick Thohir Officially Fires Ahok as Pertamina Commissioner which was uploaded by denpasar.voice.com on March 14, 2023.

This article reviews the hoax video that has spread on YouTube regarding Ahok’s dismissal from the post of President Commissioner of PT Pertamina (Persero).

Regardless of the content of the video, until now there is also no valid or credible information regarding Erick Thohir’s and Megawati’s claims that they officially fired Ahok from Pertamina.

The knot

Based on the explanation above, it can be concluded that the news that Erick Thohir and Megawati officially fired Ahok from Pertamina was wrong.

The information distributed by the KANAL BERITA YouTube channel is included in the hoax category of misleading content.

Editor’s Note:

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