West Java Legislative Council Angry over Porn Web Site Addresses on Official Computer

By webadmin on 04:48 pm Aug 04, 2010
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Bandung, West Java. Legislators from the West Java Legislative Council were aghast upon discovering that a touch-screen computer in the council building had been misused to open pornographic Web sites.

A legislator from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Deden Darmansyah, told state news agency Antara that it was an abuse of council property.

“The public relations division, as the provider for information and documentation, must take legal action because the people who opened the porn sites have attempted to disparage the legislators of West Java Legislative Council [DPRD],” Deden said.

On Wednesday morning, a number of reporters who wanted to open news sites on the touch-screen computer found a multitude of porn site addresses in the history bar.

Out of 120 Web addresses listed, 60 percent were pornographic sites.

They told the head of the council’s administrative division Ari Hermadi.

“We don’t know who clicked on the porn sites,” Ari said. “This is an open computer, anyone can access it, but due to this case we will have to limit its use. This must have been the work of irresponsible people.”

On Monday, two public computer screens in the House of Representatives (DPR) suddenly began broadcasting pornographic images.

The two touch-screen public information terminals, located near the media room in Nusantara III, were seemingly hacked to redirect to a porn Web site. It was reportedly discovered just after lunch by a journalist who tried to access the House schedule for the day.

But for the next 15 minutes, what was displayed on the screen were extremely hard-core photographs and advertisements — including one for “young teens” — from an adult Web site that is banned in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.

Security personnel had to switch off the terminals to stop the offensive broadcast.

Lawmakers were far from amused. “It’s not a funny incident. Someone must be held responsible for it,” said Roy Suryo, a Democratic Party lawmaker.

An angry Marzuki Alie, the Democratic House speaker, said a hacker was likely behind the prank. “We may file a police complaint,” he said.

Antara