Minister of Communication and Information, Mr. Tifatul Sembiring, is going to block all regional and international porn sites. He hoped that this blockning would finish before Ramadhan (Muslim’s holy month). However, this agenda shows three questions to discuss. First, why this agenda is lifted up in Ramadhan? Second, could this program run effectively? And finally, with the cost up to 1 billion rupias, is it not can be said as a money wasting?
Actually, from my opinion, it can be said that this agenda is really tendentious. May be this opinion is very subjective and this will be my task to explain how tendencious is this program.
Firstly, the qousteion that have to be answered is about the time when this agenda was lifted up. Thejakartapost site cited the reason that came from Tifatul himself. He said that it should be finished in order to not to affect (Muslims) from executing their religious obligation. From this statement, it clearly shows that this agenda were purposed to exclusively protect Muslims who will execute their fasting in Ramadhan. Why don’t he run this agenda when neither the Christians are going to celebrate easter, the Buddhas are going to celebrate Waisak, nor the Hindus are going to celebrate Nyepi? Instead of concern on its firstly purpose to improve the moral of Indonesians, the subjective tendency is dominant in the purpose of this agenda.
Furtehrmore, if he were aware with the moral decadent in Indonesia, especially after the occasion about porn videos, he ought to block all the porn videos a long time ago before Ramadhan. Thus, this eplanation brings to the question about why not this agenda not lifted up a long time ago? Is it only a campaign to lift up the images after a few days ago he made some Christians angry with the statement about porn videos and Jesus crucifixion? Is it only an agenda to repair his images on society? If the answer is yes, it can be certainly forseen that it will absolutely fail
The second matter that is going to surface is about effectiveness of this blocking. The Indonesians ISP Association in thejakartapost site said that technical challenges would make it nearly impossible for Indonesai to ban internet porn sites.
This statement clearly shows that however the efforts that are deployed in order to ban all the porn sites, they are never can press the technology development that will always give many chances for people to access porn sites, eventhough they have already banned. The banning to porn sites never permanent. It just exist just a few days or a few months and after a new technology appear at surface, they should realize that all the effort that had been deployed are certainly futile.
Beside the matter about how long it can exist, it should be asked whether this agenda can improve the morality of Indonesians or not. From my opinion, this agenda will fail to attain this purpose. Instead of banning the porn sites, it will be better to use persuasive approching in order to give them moral responsibility. This task should be done firstly from family.
The next qouestion is about the cost to complete this agneda. Does it proper to say that this agenda just a money wasting? When we cannot predict certainly about how long this agenda will run effectively and we should use 1 billion rupias, does it can be conceieved rationally? Furtehermore, the corruption wlll be always taking place in Indonesia, especially wherever there is a great cost project.
From all my eplanations, I can summarize that this agenda just a subjective utopia program. It takes a big cost, cannot guarantee about how long it can exist and also how success they can improve the moral responsibility of Indonesians; and let we see whether this agenda will be run or not and if the asnwer is yes, we have to evaluate about the succesfulness about this program and the minister should take responsibility if the result is fail.