Because We Can’t Believe Everything They Tell Us
I’m not one to believe in conspiracy theories, but when the stories in the mainstream media make little sense, it’s always good to look at another side of the story. In the case of David Hartanto Widjaja, his good friend Klemens Andrianto has written a blog post to describe his side of the story and to highlight the discrepancies about what has been reported in the newspapers. In his post he urged readers to spread his blog entry, in hopes that the police will provide a transparent investigation to what really took place. He writes,
The more we try to figure out this case, the more we found various oddities which are not disclose. Due to clarifying from David’s best friend from NTU called Edwin who already pawned his bachelor degree we would like to express our big gratitude toward him for trying to reveal the truth. Finally we would like to spread the truth story about David Hartanto , our best friend.
The mainstream media states that he had committed those acts because he was depressed about his FYP project and his terminated scholarship. I’m sure we all agree they were not substantial reasons to push an intellectually gifted student like Widjaja to commit such a crime. In fact, Andrianto writes,
In some Media had Mentioned David stressed because his scholarship was terminated last month, he had attacked a wrong person because of misunderstanding. Does all this issue so oddity? David was clearly conscious that his scholarship will be terminated because his performance was falling down and that’s not professor false. Moreover David’s father claimed that David had told them 3 weeks ago, soon after he received message from NTU. And Family accepted and could bear the fee since it will be the last semester in NTU for David.
I always take conspiracy theories with a pinch of salt, as I would do with this article. However we should also always never come to any conclusion without looking through every possible angle. We shouldn’t be so quick to label Widjaja as a depressed lunatic. Spread the word, and let’s hope that justice will be served.
The full article can be found here.