It’s been quite a long time for Indonesian arguing for this bill, this draft offered since 2003, yes 2003, “can you believe it? five f^%(*#% years!”. And what do we got in 2008? “… it’s same, arguing”, for some Indonesian, it’s typical, we’re noticed an issue, newspaper will blow it up, and people racing to argue about it, for numbers of years hehe 😀 .
There are mails coming, people give their opinions, some asking for petition either pro or contra for this bill, I always skip reading it, and always drop the idea to participate on petition. I just read the subject title, either tolak -refuse- or dukung -support-, untilllll I only receive refuse subject title -where is the others? the support one?-. Well i believe that 5 years old draft bill, which improved/revised yearly is really2 bad bill -aside that most of the time our parliament do some stupid2 things-. I read the draft bill.
After reading that draft bill, here is my opinion:
Critics – controversial how we can implement it
1. (4.1) every people is prohibited to producing, creating, copying…
It is stated “every people”, means individual. With the latest digital technology, it’s easy to create a picture and movies, or to copy, as long is not released on public. I would say it’s rediculus to control each individual private sex life, especially for legal married couple, but nor for under-age individuals (kids under 18) -refer to 1.3- . Also do not forget about medical purpose, maybe some of you remember that we’re giving Panda a porn video display to keep their tree.
and some funny rumors about checking digital content in Soekarno-Hatta international airport. Stupid.
2. (5) downloading pornography is offensive to law.
I disagree. For me, i like one restriction, provider is the villain, and audience is the victim. Provider is especially when it publish to public -website, media, etc-. So let me get clear about it, audience is victim.
3. (15) eligibility for pornography approval/permission …
LSI (Indonesia Censor body) have more authority? or a new government department for pornography? looks pathetic for the government officer who looks to pornography material for his daily life or is it look like a dream job? 😀
4. Indeed that the definition of pornography can be very offensive to some institution, have you ever heard Mariah Carey – Touch My body? it is very seducing, and a very clear and explicit lyric -in fact that I like this song- 😀 , maybe this song should be removed from her latest album for its selling in Indonesia? or just banned the whole album? both of the action will impact materially for the album’s distributor company or just leave it, this is just one of the cases. how we should compromise with this issue.
Defend – It is clear to me what is the content of this draft bill
1. The main idea of this bill creation is to restrain the pornography material for public.
When kids says
“Mom, can i buy Bobo and Donald duck magazine?”
“Sure, go ahead” Parents will definitely doesn’t like their kids looking over bunch of playboy, hustler, penthouse, and the other adult -younameityourself- magazine. Protecting kids, it’s my concern.
2. Each local district can have their own rules.
I bet that rules in Bali must be different with rules in Aceh.
Here is some people concern comment who reject this draft bill:
– People cannot use their own traditional dress, like Kemben Bali, Dodot Java, Koteka Irian, etc.
Well, either you don’t understand, you don’t read it or you cannot read.
– hidden islamisation.
Hell no, what I understand that all religion is against pornography. I understand that some concern about hijab/jilbab in Islam, but in my opinion this draft bill is not tell you about how you should wear your dress, it is about expose and offense in public for explicit pornography. And some s.t.u.p.i.d people just stated that bikku or pendeta cannot wear their religion dress, then as well as moslem’s when they’re about to conduct Haj. Please stated carefully.
– Norm and values as the easterner will protect pornography itself.
Helooo, please look around, go to magazine store –lapak let us say 😉 – watch tv news.
I support this bill.
We have problem in Indonesia about pornography spreading in public, no body can control it, my concern is for Indonesian children.
“Rome isn’t build overnight”. As a software guy, to mature the software we must make some revision and releases, you can compare windows 3.1 and windows vista 😉 , i believe you’re agree that windows vista will never come to the picture if they never release windows 3.1 or even MS-DOS. Based on that they put effort -revision and releases- .
How I solve this issue,
If you’re agree that we have problem on spreading pornography in public nowadays. if agree, read next.
We have the draft bill for this problem, which is to control it and protecting children and woman -as stated on point 3.c and 3.d- . if agree, let’s make it.
I would like make the rules and fix it or revised it if the rules have some defect, it reflect to concern and responsible, rather that just said to reject the draft bill not come up with another solution. Period.