Wed, 31 Aug 1994

Fighting rape

From Republika

The recent rape and murder of a female student that took place in Bogor, West Java, and other forms of violence in society are apparently the result of the increasing availability of pornographic shows. Pornographic films are shown on television and cinemas and pornographic pictures are printed in some publications.

In this context, we, a religious propagation and education agency, ask the Department of Information and the Film Censor Board to take the following actions:

* To ban both foreign and domestic pornographic films.

* To withdraw the publication license of any publishing house that prints pornographic pictures.

* To ask television stations not to screen indecent films.

* Ask film producers to produce films which contain educational values and national struggles, free of pornographic flavor.


Surakarta, Central Java