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All porn sites will be
blocked before Ramadhan:
Tifatul

Tifatul Sembiring
Tifatul Sembiring

Information and Communications Minister Tifatul Sembiring said in Jakarta on Thursday that his ministry would block all local and foreign porn sites and the target for the completion of the blockage will before Ramadhan fasting month (next month).

“Insya Allah [God willing] we will finish the job before Ramadhan so as not to affect [Muslims] from executing their religious obligation,” Tifatul told reporters before attending a plenary Cabinet meeting at the Presidential office in Jakarta.

The minister further said that one of the mandates of the pornography law said that the state was obliged to protect its people from any negative impacts of pornography. The former president of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) also reminded of the prison sentences that range from 6 to 12 years for those found guilty of distributing pornographic material.

“Be careful, because there are legal implementations. Also be mindful in the distribution of pornographic sentences because a legal lawsuit can be filed on such an act. [Pornographic sentences] are a part of pornography,” Tifatul said as quoted by kompas.com news portal.

What about Internet users who can still access porn sites despite the block? “The thing is, those who can overcome technology are limited in number,” he said.

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