Thu, 18 Aug 1994

W. Jakarta plans laser disc inventory

The West Jakarta Office of the Ministry of Information will hold a mayoralty-wide inventory at shops selling and renting laser discs.

Muhayat, the head of the West Jakarta information office, said yesterday the inventory is aimed at preventing the distribution of uncensored films.

Muhayat said the 1992 information law stipulates that any film produced on laser discs is subject to censorship before it can be shown, rented or sold.

Seymon Sinulingga, the head of the Jakarta Office of the Ministry of Information, said earlier that many imported films produced on laser discs on sale in the city's shops should not be in circulation because they have not been censored by the film censor board yet. (arf)