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Indonesian minister threatens to ban BlackBerry service over adult content

09-01-2010 09:22 BJT

JAKARTA, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring threatened to close BlackBerry service in Indonesia should its producer, the Canada- based Research In Motion Ltd., refuses to block pornographic content, local media reported here on Tuesday.

Tifatul said that he had requested RIM to block adult content for BlackBerry service in the country.

"If they are still not responding to our request, we have to close it down," the minister was quoted by the Kompas.com. as saying

According to the minister the banning on pornographic site on the internet is in line with the country's 2008 anti-pornography law. "RIM may violates our law if it remains providing porn content in its service (in Indonesia)," Tifatul said.

Indonesia has been conducting efforts to blockade websites with adult contents since early this month by ordering internet service providers to do so, or else they would receive sanctions if they defy the order.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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