Telecommunication Providers to Limit Internet Service during Nyepi
In response to the proposal of Religion Assemblies of Bali Province regarding prohibition to activate cellular and internet data in Bali during Nyepi (Balinese Day of Silence), Ministry of Communication and Informatics asked telecommunication providers to follow the request as stipulated in the circular letter of Minister of Communication and Informatics Number 03 of 2019
However, in the letter signed by Director of Telecommunication, Directorate General of Post and Information Management Firmansyah Lubis it is written that telecommunication operators need to still run their services for general routine activities, such as tackling hoaxes and negative contents in websites as well as social media.
For the record, Religion Assemblies of Bali Province issued a Joint Appeal regarding the upcoming Nyepi which will be held on 7 March 2019. The contents of the document, among others, transportation and telecommunication providers in Bali are prohibited to operate during the day, starting Thursday, 7 March 2019 at 6 a.m. central Indonesian time (WITA) to Friday 8 March 2019 at 6 a.m. WITA.
(Public Relations of Ministry of Communication and Informatics / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana