KPI: 17 Western Songs Curbed from Being Aired in West Java



Laila Afifa

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  • 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

    Sangria Wine

    Mr. Brightside

    Let Me

    Love Me Harder

    Plot Twist

    Shape of You


    Makes Me Wonder

    That's What I Like

    Fuck it, Don't Want You Back

    Bad Things

    Versace On The Floor

    Midsummer Madness

    Wild Thoughts

    Till it Hurts  

    Your Song.