Today's Top 3 News: Bawaslu Jakarta Rules PAN Violating Election Regulations, Kominfo Blocks Nearly Half a Million Online Gambling Contents
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tempo English compiled the top three news on Saturday, October 21. Those include Bawaslu Jakarta Rules PAN Violating Election Regulations, Kominfo Blocks Nearly Half A Million Online Gambling Contents on Various Platforms, and Muslims Protest Around World to Demand End to Israel's Bombardment in Gaza
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. Bawaslu Jakarta Rules PAN Violating Election Regulations
The Jakarta Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) declared that the Central Executive Council of the National Mandate Party (DPP PAN) has been proven to have committed an administrative violation of the 2024 General Election for its video advertisement of 'PAN PAN PAN' circulating in mass media.
“The reported party (DPP PAN) has been legally and convincingly proven to have committed election administrative violations,” the Jakarta Bawaslu Chairman, Benny Sabdo, said on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
Previously, the South Jakarta Bawaslu reported PAN for an alleged administrative violation as the political party broadcast its song PAN PAN PAN on various platforms, including TikTok Sahabat PAN, Youtube PAN TV, and advertisements on Trans 7 television station.
2. Kominfo Blocks Nearly Half A Million Online Gambling Contents on Various Platforms
Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo), Budi Arie Setiadi, underlined that the government will continue to make efforts to eradicate online gambling. One of them is blocking access or content related to such illegal activity.
“From July 18 to October 18, 2023, we have terminated access to 425,506 gambling contents,” Budi Arie said in a press conference at the Ministry’s Office, Central Jakarta, on Friday, October 20, 2023.
3. Muslims Protest Around World to Demand End to Israel's Bombardment in Gaza
Protesters from Jakarta to Tunis on Friday, Oct. 20, demanded an end to Israel's bombardment of Gaza after nearly two weeks of intense air and artillery strikes that authorities say have killed 4,100 people.
Israel is gearing up for a ground war in the tiny, crowded Palestinian enclave aimed at eradicating Hamas that rampaged into Israeli towns on Oct. 7, and reportedly killing 1,400 people and seizing hostages.
While some Western governments have voiced support for Israel's military campaign, many Muslim states have called for an immediate ceasefire, with many of their people angry at the conditions in Gaza and expressing solidarity with Palestinians.
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