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Nikita laments haram edict on infotainment

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 30 2010   /  09:09 am

JAKARTA: Teen actress Nikita Willy said she regretted the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)’s haram edict on infotainment, saying the medium provided the livelihood for many media workers. Sekar/FitriThe star popularly called Niki said it was unnecessary for MUI to release the haram edict, meaning infotainment was forbidden to Muslims. It should have instead provided guidelines on the boundaries of what should be allowed to be broadcasted, she said. “People also need information on what celebrities are doing. They need entertainment as well,” she said Wednesday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com. The 16-year-old girl worries that if infotainment was considered haram, a lot of people working for infotainment productions would be laid off. “It’s a shame they have to lose their livelihood.” Nikita, born in Jakarta on June 29, 1994, began her career in TV soap operas at the age of sev...