Minister Says No Need for Halal TV Certification

Credit: Jakarta Globe:
The minister of communication and information technology criticized on Monday a proposal to classify TV shows as either halal or haram.

“There’s no such thing as a halal or haram TV program,” said Tifatul Sembiring. “TV programs should be assessed as to whether they have educational values or if they’re in line with the laws.”

Tifatul’s comments came after a branch of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) asked the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) to consider the possibility of a halal certification program for TV shows. The certification program would give a halal seal to “decent” TV shows that did not include themes or images violating Islamic norms.
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  1. It looks Indonesian society is becoming prisoners to its so called Ulema who definitely lack rationality and sense. Well done Minister you rightly said, There’s no such thing as a halal or haram TV program,” said Tifatul Sembiring. “TV programs should be assessed as to whether they have educational values or if they’re in line with the laws.”

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