National Commission for Child Protection Urges TV Stations to Boycott Saipul Jamil

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1NEWS – The pressure to close Saipul Jamil’s access to the country’s entertainment industry is growing. This time the head of the National Commission for Child Protection, Arist Merdeka Sirait, loudly asked the TV station not to invite Ipul anymore.

Arist said the welcoming process for Saipul Jamil when he was released from Cipinang Prison, on September 2, 2021, was very inappropriate.

“There was an incident that made us uncomfortable a few days ago, that a person who claims to be a celebrity who was convicted of sexual harassment yesterday was greeted like a hero who had competed in a match, then was hailed like a happy release,” he said at a press conference. in his office, Monday (6/9).

“This incident insulted the dignity of the victim and made the National Commission for Child Protection not accept it. Thousands of children who experienced sexual crimes also felt harassed. Even child protection activists, including the National Commission for Child Protection, were harassed by the incident,” he continued.

Furthermore, Arist emphasized that perpetrators of sexual abuse of minors should not be exposed excessively. He also asked the public to stop watching TV programs featuring Saipul Jamil.

“I want to expressly convey the boycott of Saipul Jamil from all television shows. It does not educate, it even destroys the child protection movement. Then we ask the public to stop, turn off any television, when Saipul Jamil is in the program,” he exclaimed.

Previously, the invitation to boycott Saipuk Jamil was also conveyed by the Commissioner of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), Retno Listyarti. Retno called the boycott action echoed by the community as a form of public attention to child protection.

“This petition reminds us all not to tolerate and not to give space to people who have committed acts of sexual abuse against children,” said Retno Listyarti in a video uploaded on her personal Youtube channel, Sunday (5/9).

Writer Ari Kurniawan

Editor Suyanto Soemohardjo


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