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Indonesian Ulema Council denies viral report claiming it plans to declare Netflix ‘haram’

The Indonesian Ulema Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia or MUI) has denied a widely-shared information report that claimed the council is able to declare a fatwa on Netflix.

In a Liputan6 report, MUI fatwa board chairman H. Hasanuddin claimed that he did not problem an announcement concerning a fatwa on Netflix on social media, and even requested why he would do such a factor as a result of he would not know what’s Netflix.

Earlier, Tempo had reported that MUI stated it is able to problem a fatwa on Netflix if it receives reviews from members of the general public about “damaging content material” on the platform.

Within the Tempo report, Hasanuddin was quoted as saying that he was involved that customers are being uncovered to indecent content material on digital platforms like social media and streaming providers, because it would not replicate Indonesia’s non secular values and authorized norms.

It additionally stated that Hasanuddin had referred to as on related stakeholders to take measures to filter content material aired by United States-based service suppliers, asking the federal government to play its half to guard the general public from indecent content material.

“If there are folks objecting to Netflix’s providers and demanding fatwa, MUI will instantly evaluation and decide within the edict plenary assembly. That won’t take a very long time, ” Hasanuddin was quoted in Tempo.

Beforehand, the council had issued fatwa on issues like deviant sexual behaviour, pornography, terrorism and violence. Hasanuddin’s alleged assertion to Tempo obtained damaging suggestions from customers on social media.

Netflix is presently inaccessible to customers on the Telkom Group community, a state-owned telecommunication firm.

In line with Jakarta Put up, Netflix has been blocked by mobile and Web service suppliers underneath the Telkom Group comparable to Telkomsel, IndiHome and since 2016 as a result of it has but to totally adjust to native rules on media content material.

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