Porn broadcast at Indonesian parliament

Other News Materials 3 August 2010 09:35 (UTC +04:00)

Computer screens at the Indonesian parliament broadcast porn images in an incident that caused a shock among journalists and legislators, reports said Tuesday, dpa reported.

   Journalists trying to check the parliamentary schedule found two touch-screen terminals located near the media room had been diverted to a pornographic website showing hardcore photographs, including "young teens," the Jakarta Globe newspaper reported.

   The images were displayed for 15 minutes before officials switched off the screens.

   "It's not a funny incident," Roy Suryo, a Democratic Party lawmaker, was quoted by the Globe as saying. "Someone must be held responsible for it."

   Roy said it appeared that someone had copied images from a pornographic site, saved them and then uploaded them to the parliament's website.

   The embarrassing incident came as the government is working to block porn websites as part of a campaign against undesirable internet content.

   Communications and Information Technology Minister Tifatul Sembiring has pledged to block all porn websites before Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, which falls on August 11 this year.