Featured Snippets

Video Games Online Have Legal Umbrellas, Pornographic Content and Gambling Can Be Blocked

Recently the Indonesian Ulema Council or MUI has thrown a discourse about providing online gaming or online fatwas that contain fighting violence and warfare.

This condition arises from the MUI’s concern because of seeing the case in New Zealand, the terrorist perpetrators of Brenton Tarrant who carried out the shooting blindly to worshipers of the mosque in New Zealand, which was seen similarly many online games.

Stop Blaming Violent Video Games For Mass Shootings

The information is that the MUI will cast a fatwa stating that games are haram and at the same time there are full support efforts to block these types of games by the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia or the Ministry of Communication and Information.

Responding to that, Acting Head of the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Communication and Information Bureau, Ferdinandus Setu, said that in relation to the discourse of providing illicit facts by the MUI and pushing for blocking online games, it would take a wise and prudent attitude.

Certainly, the RI Ministry of Communication and Information will not arbitrarily act in blocking the game in question. During this time, there is a legal umbrella that regulates online games that contain the classification of online game users.

This rule is Ministerial Regulation number 11 of 2016 concerning Game Play Age Classification.

Matter of Haram Fatwa Discourse and Game Blocking Efforts.

Therefore, it can be said in the near future or certainly will not immediately block the intended online game. So far from the Ministry of Communication and Information Republic of Indonesia, there has been no prohibition on online gaming in cyberspace.

He wants to see, the case of online games that are considered to contain violence must be seen in a big lens, not just looking at only one aspect.

“We will submit a study of online games, it must be comprehensive for each type of game, not only specific games,” he said.

Specifically, Ministerial Regulation number 11 of 2016 concerning Game Play Age Classification, the categories are explained, starting from the age group of three years, 7 years, 13 years, 18 years or more, and all ages.

The application of violent online games means that it belongs to the adult online gaming category, which is used only for people aged 18 years and over, and not intended for children.

Concerning the prohibition of online game content that is prohibited by the Electronic Information and Transaction Law is a pornographic and gambling game, if an online game of this kind is found, it will automatically be blocked.

“It takes the role of parents, tight guard, watch their children in using online games. Do not let the child play a game that does not fit the age classification, said Ferdinandus Setu.

Online Gamers perspective in Balikpapan

There are discourses on the review of illicit fatwas from the Indonesian Ulema Council or MUI and blocking efforts from the Ministry of Communication and Information on the violent games which is currently one of the favorite online games in Indonesia.

Efforts to forbid fatwa and blocking were discussed after the case of the shooting of two mosques in New Zealand that allegedly inspired by the battle royale genre game.

For more gaming options, check out a legitimate casino online in Indonesia.