TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - West Java’s Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPID Jabar) officially announced a circular to effectively curb the broadcast of 17 western songs containing adult and offensive materials. They also urged these songs to only be aired between 22:00 to 03:00.
“In this case, what is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity,” said Rahmat Arifin, Central KPI Deputy Chairman today, Feb. 26.
According to Rahmat, the provincial KPI is authorized to issue an official circular letter without pre-coordination with central KPI as long as it adheres to the commission’s rules or P3SPS.
“The circular acts as non-binding guidance and poses no administrative sanctions for any broadcasting institutions. However, not heeding to the public call will result in KPID Jabar handing administration sanctions in accordance with the P3SPS.
The 17 songs targeted by the circular are as follows:
Dusk Till Dawn
Love Me Harder
Shape of You
Makes Me Wonder
That's What I Like
Fuck it, Don't Want You Back
Versace On The Floor
Till it Hurts