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A broadcasting commission of Indonesia has banned many hit English tracks as they found them containing offensive and sexual content.
The tracks have been banned in the most populous province of Indonesia, which has population of over 48 million. The songs include many hit names including Love Me Harder, Shape of You, That’s What I Like, Versace on the Floor and Dusk Till Dawn.
The streaming of these songs will be allowed between 10pm and 3am.
The state of Indonesia has consistently been failing to become a secular state.
The deputy head, Rahmat Arifin said “What is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity.”
Neneng Athiatul Faiziyah, a member of the commission also hacked Rahmat’s statement “Broadcast programs are prohibited from containing songs and/or video clips that display or contain obscenities, sex … and drugs.”
According to an article by Jarkarta Post newspaper, the basic goal of this ban is to stop the Western influence in the country.