Indonesian actor Galih Ginanjar once caused a stir in the local Indonesian and Malaysian media when he issued a statement insulting his ex-wife. Galih, who was once married to another Indonesian actress, Fairuz A. Rafiq was sentenced to prison following an insult case when he equated his ex-wife’s private part with the smell of salted fish.
Galih was sentenced to two years and four months in prison after being found guilty of insulting and humiliating Fairuz in an interview uploaded on YouTube. Aside from Galih, two other Indonesian YouTubers, Rey Tami and Pablo Benua, were sentenced to one year, four months and one year, eight months in prison respectively.
After his release from prison earlier this year, the actor admitted to regretting what he did and he intends to apologise. Through an interview on YouTube channel, Galih expressed his longing for his son who is currently under the care of his ex-wife.
Indonesian news portal Kapanlagi reported that Galih also informed that he had lost contact with his son, King Faaz Arafiq because his ex-wife had changed her phone number. He once tried to contact her via direct message (DM) on Instagram but still has not received any replies. Apart from that, the actor also said that due to his past egoistical trait, he once asked for a DNA test for King Faaz prior to meeting with his son. According to Galih, that was one of the things that he regretted the most to date.
“I once issued a statement that if my son wanted to meet me, I wanted him to do a DNA test first. That was something that really shouldn’t have been said at the time. It was purely out of my anger and selfishness at the time,” Galih remarked. He added that although he really missed his son, he is also embarrassed to face King Faaz due to his past actions.
The actor emphasised that he never intended to strip away the custody for his child from his ex-wife, Fairuz. Galih only hoped that his ex-wife would grant him permission to meet his son. “From the start, I never wanted to seize custody (of their children). I just wanted to meet them. But let it happen with the permission and approval from both parties,” he said.
Galih recently apologised to his ex-wife Fairuz and her husband, Sonny Septian for his previous flaws. He also apologised to his son, King Faaz and thanked Fairuz for taking good care of their son.