One thing is for sure, we are committed to immediately taking down reported online gambling contents.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government will not tolerate online gambling in the country's digital space, Minister of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo), Budi Arie Setiadi, stressed here on Tuesday.

Despite facing tough challenges, the Kominfo Ministry will not waver in combating the illegal practice in the country, he added.

"The government is staying true to its commitment to not tolerate online gambling. Our duty to eliminate online gambling remains the same, and we have to protect our digital space," he said during a meeting with Commission I of the House of Representatives (DPR).

Setiadi underlined that the government has successfully taken down almost one million online gambling content pieces since he took office on July 17 last year.

However, he noted that Indonesia's digital space is still tainted with "residues" of online gambling. Offering an analogy, he compared the handling of online gambling with catching mosquitoes, saying that the downfall of one mosquito does not necessarily deter others from coming.

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He then emphasized that his office will continue to relentlessly take down online gambling-related content found in digital space.

"The Communication and Informatics Ministry is still committed to blocking, shutting down, and taking down all games that involve the practices of online gambling in the digital space," he affirmed.

He further said that the Kominfo Ministry will continue to respond immediately to reports of online gambling, even though it does not have direct law enforcement authority.

"One thing is for sure, we are committed to immediately taking down reported online gambling contents," he reiterated.

The Kominfo Ministry's efforts to eradicate online gambling are a testament to the government's commitment to safeguarding Indonesia's digital space from illegal practices that hurt the people.

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Translator: Fathur R, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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