Questions raised after detained Indonesian heir holds wedding

In one of several photos in circulation, Mr Richard Muljadi can be seen wearing a black suit next to 28-year-old Shalvynne Chang, who was in a white gown and holding a bridal bouquet.
In one of several photos in circulation, Mr Richard Muljadi can be seen wearing a black suit next to 28-year-old Shalvynne Chang, who was in a white gown and holding a bridal bouquet.PHOTO: TWITTER/@INFODUM4Y
Photos circulating online show Richard Muljadi getting married to former model and actress Shalvynne Chang at a church, with comments from netizens ranging from praise to expressions of shock as to how he could have been allowed out of detention.
Photos circulating online show Richard Muljadi getting married to former model and actress Shalvynne Chang at a church, with comments from netizens ranging from praise to expressions of shock as to how he could have been allowed out of detention. PHOTOS: TWITTER, AIDATANIHAHA/TWITTER

Photos of Richard Muljadi getting married have gone viral, as he was meant to be detained in hospital for drug abusers

The grandson of one of Indonesia's richest women was meant to be detained in a hospital for drug abusers, awaiting trial after police allegedly caught him sniffing cocaine in a shopping mall toilet.

So when photos went viral of 31-year-old Richard Muljadi getting married to a former model and actress at a church, it raised questions as to why he was allowed out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Questions raised after detained Indonesian heir holds wedding'. Print Edition | Subscribe